Ibobi nod to truce with KCP faction
Imphal, March 30: The Okram Ibobi Singh cabinet today gave its approval to the signing of a tripartite agreement for suspension of operations with the Lallumba faction of the Kangleipak Communist Party.
“The cabinet has agreed to the signing of suspension of operations agreement by the home ministry, state government and the KCP (Lallumba) group. The signing of the agreement will take place as soon as the Centre decides the date in consultation with the group,” a senior cabinet minister said.
The Assam Rifles initiated the talks with the group and officials of the state government and the Union home ministry joined the process.
Officials of the state government and the home ministry had held several rounds of talks with the leaders of groups both in New Delhi and Imphal.
An official source said the Centre and the Ibobi Singh government decided to sign the agreement after the group had agreed to the pre-condition set by the home ministry.
The home ministry had said during the preliminary round of talks that the group would have to surrender weapons and give up violence.
The source said the government would set up the designated camps for the KCP cadres at a Manipur Rifles post at Leikun of Chandel district.