LPLA leaders surrender to police

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Aizawl, Oct 18 (UNI) The founder president of a newly formed Lai People's Liberation Army (LPLA), identified as Vanmalsawma and his aide Lalnuntluanga, surrendered with their arms at Sangau police station on October 14, police sources said today.

The outlaws, both from Pang village in Lawngtlai district, also laid down two country made guns, a rifle and .22 pistol.

Vanmalsawma had issued a statement in last February that an underground organisation LPLA had been formed.

Reacting to the announcement, the Lawngtlai police nabbed the organisation's secretary Thanthuan, 28, near the Indo-Myanmar border on May 6 last. The man confessed to the police that the first objective of the organisation was to kidnap members of the Lai autonomous district council.

After three days of detention in the police custody, vanmalsawma, 42, and Lalnuntlaunga, 35, were sent to Lawngtlai district jail today.

Meanwhile, Mizoram police detained three suspected militants at Thingsat village near Manipur border yesterday.


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