Mob Led by Women Compels Army to Release 12 Militants in Manipur

Imphal: A mob compelled the security forces in Manipur’s Imphal East district to release 12 captured militants of the Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL) outfit on Saturday.

This mob around 1500 people, led by women, gheraoed the defence personnel. On Saturday, after midnight, personnel of the Army and the Assam Rifles nabbed 12 KYKL militants at Itham village in Imphal East district along with arms, ammunition, and war-like stores. Self-styled Lt Col Moirangthem Tamba alias Uttam was among these captured militants. He was the mastermind of an ambush on the 6th battalion of the DOGRA in 2015.

But immediately a mob of around 1,500 people, led by women surrounded the area and prevented the security forces from taking away the militants.

To avoid casualties because of confrontation, the security forces preferred to hand over the 12 KYKL militants to local leaders. Then the security forces left the area.

This mature decision showed the humane face of the Indian Army, which preferred to avoid any kind of collateral damage.

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