IMPHAL, April 13: Two militants of PREPAK (PRO) laid down arms to Chief Minister N Biren Singh here at Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
Mr Biren said the government appealed to militants to come forward and join the mainstream.
The two surrendered PREPAK (PRO) cadres were Sergeant Major Salam Sitoljit and S/S Corporal Pebam Bishorjit. The former came from Eastern Nagaland, B2 Camp Taka, Myanmar and the later came from Nongket, NCTF( Nongpok Chingkhei Task Force), Myanmar camps to join the mainstream.
He said the surrender policy for the rehabilitation of the surrendered militants will be reviewed. The chief minister said the surrender policy has to be changed to enable militants lead a normal life. The new surrender policy would include various features.
He assured that the government would protect and provide shelter to the property, lives and families of those who have surrendered to the government to join the mainstream.
CM Biren Singh appreciated the two surrendered cadres for coming to join the mainstream with having faith in the new government and hoped that more will follow the suit.
The homecoming function was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Y Joykumar, Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, DGP, Additional Chief Secretary(Home) and other top ranking police officials.
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