Hunt on for child kidnappers
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 05: The hue and cry generated by the dramatic abduction of a minor boy on October 19 here and the child�s subsequent release two days later, failed to die down.

Sources close to the Indigenous Peoples Revolutionary Alliance (IPRA), a conglomerate of tribal militant bodies, today informed that the organization is initiating steps to track down the abductor and give them the punishment that they deserve.

A meeting in this connection is also reportedly held today at an undisclosed location.

It may be mentioned that the Indigenous Tribal Leaders� Council (ITLC) have offered rewards to anyone who could provide information which lead to the positive identification of the responsible gang party on October 27.The Indigenous Peoples Revolutionary Alliance (IPRA) have also given an ultimatum to the kidnappers to identify themselves or face �direct action�.

The deadline ended last Sunday.

Sources close to the Police also said today that they now have enough clues to know something about the kidnappers even though there is hardly any cooperation from the public and the kidnapped child�s family, but that action at this stage is not possible due to various reasons including �geographical reasons�.

We are biding our time but this evilly aberration will not pass, it said.

Mission conference concludes: An inter-denominational Mission conference called "Equipping for the Harvest" which have been started since Monday at the EBC Upper Lamka Church successfully concluded today.

The conference, mainly meant for church leaders was attended by 454 delegates from 11 church denominations in Churachandpur.

Speakers during the conference were Rev James R.Eby, president, Mission Catalyst International Inc.; Rev Jeffrey Short, strategic coordinator for India and Rev Ashish Massey, president, North India Evangelical Association.