Imphal, Nov. 1,
Rebel group United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Manipur today claimed that the October 20 Nagamapal blast which killed one CRPF and injured another was conducted by two of MPA cadres but said that the 2 arrested MPA cadre along with three other were not related with the attack.
A statement by M. Sakhen, Director, Department of Publicity UNLF, said that even as the attack was carried out by two MPA cadres of tactical unit of the UNLF, the two MPA cadres arrested by Manipur Police Khaidem Sana from Nongren maning Leikai presently residing at Nagamapal and Yumlembam Milan of Nongren Maning Leikai were not related to the attacked on the CRPF at around 5.30 pm of that day at Nagamapal.
Reacting to police statement which was published on October 30 at various newspaper, the UNLF alleged that police to be establishing a success story accusing the two cadres to be behind the bomb attack as they could not arrest the real two cadres who actually attack the convoy.
Calling on the people not to believe in the police statement, the UNLF said that the truth will be known by the police alone who are investigating the matter.
On the other hand the other three individuals arrested by the Manipur Police identified as Oinam Premjit , Oinam Ongbi Pinki and Sahab Uddin Chesaba are in no way related with the UNLF or its armed wing the MPA. About the 3 pistols allegedly recovered from their possession the UNLF said that the outfit is looking on whether the weapons were placed by the police to their residence after recovering from the two arrested UNLF cadres or how it comes to their possession.
On the condemnation from certain section of the people, the UNLF recalled the number of innocent people killed by the Indian Security Force in the name of counter insurgency. The UNLF further added that Manipur was forcibly annexed in 1949 and they will continue to fight until the lost sovereignty is being restored .