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Meghen's whereabouts still unknown
Source: Hueiyen News Service / Newmai News Network

Imphal, October 20 2010: Even as Manipur Forward Youth Front (MAFYF) has announced to launch a mass movement' against the alleged disappearance of United National Liberation Front (UNLF) chief R.K Meghen alias R.K Sana Yaima, the Manipur Legislative Assembly Opposition leader O.Joy has said that the Government of India should trace the whereabouts of the UNLF leader.

Confusion has reigned in Manipur after the media reported that R.K Sana Yaima was arrested from Dhaka by a joint team of Intelligence personnel of India and Bangladesh on September 29 .

The UNLF had confirmed the arrest of its supremo on October 16 .

On Monday, Union Home Secretary G.K Pillai who was in Imphal contradicted the UNLF's claim.

He said New Delhi had no information about the arrest of the UNLF leader.

As speculations heightened, R.K Sana Yaima's son RK Chinglen and the rebel leader's wife RK Ibemnungshi sought the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

RK Meghen alias RK Sana Yaima's family was prompted by authorities in India did not co-operate with the family in giving out the information the whereabouts of the UNLF leader.

The militant leader's family said that they have no objection whatever trial to be taken on RK Meghen alias RK Sana Yaima "but atleast let us know the whereabouts" of the UNLF leader.

MAFYF too said that it has nothing to do with the arrest of the UNLF leader but the information regarding the whereabouts of the UNLF chairman should be furnished by the concerned authorities.

On Wednesday, O Joy said that RK Meghen may be a leader of an unlawful organisation but he is from Manipur and India and the Government of India ought to find out about the truth over the reported arrest of the UNLF chairman.

Last Saturday, the United National Liberation Front (UNLF) had ascertained the arrest of its chairman R.K Meghen alias R.K Sana Yaima by a joint team of Indian and Bangladeshi intelligence personnel.

Four days after the news of R.K Sana Yaima broke out in the BBC and the subsequent reporting of the news in the local media, speculations have been doing the round in Manipur regarding the authenticity of the media reports and the whereabouts of the militant leader.

UNLF is the biggest and the most influential underground organisation fighting for the liberation of Manipur from India.

The outfit is said to have over 6000 fighters.

Vice-chairman of the UNLF Kh.Pambei in an email communique said that the outfit's chief was arrested on September 29 from Lalmatia area under Mohammadpur police station in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka by personnel of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Bangladesh intelligence.

According to Kh.

Pambei, on that fateful day R.K Sana Yaima was returning to the place he was putting up in Dhaka in his own vehicle bearing registration number Dhaka Metro G-17-0716 when some security personnel both in civvies and in uniform signalled him to stop just 10 minutes away from his place.

Without wasting any time, the cornered UNLF chief informed his men over the phone about the situation.

When UNLF workers rushed to the place they were informed about the arrest of 'a person' along with a vehicle which was 'boarded by some security personnel'.

The UNLF then lodged a FIR at the Mohammadpur police station thereafter, according to Kh.

Pambei.

The UNLF said that after detaining R.K Sana Yaima for ten days in Bangladesh, India sent a special flight and accosted him to New Delhi.

The UNLF on Saturday demanded that the Government of India should pronounce its stand on the arrest of its leader and also to disclose the whereabouts of the arrested leader.

The UNLF termed the act of the, Government of India as 'terrorism and thievery which is against the international law.' The UNLF then declared that it accepts any challenge posed by India and the outfit with the cooperation of the people of Manipur will face the challenge.


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