The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has prepared a list of 24 terrorists from the North Eastern states. The agency will spend a sum of Rs 65 lakh in a bid to get information on these terrorists who belong to National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (KYKL), Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and Kamtapur Liberation Organization (KLO).
These groups were involved in the ambush on Army personnel in Chandel district of Manipur, on June 4, 2015 in which 18 army personnel were killed.
The hunt for these terrorists is extremely important to shut their operations in the North Eastern states.
Moreover with the government of India and the respective governments in the North East burning the midnight oil to see the peace process through, it becomes extremely important that these terror groups are weakened.
The NIA has declared money reward for any information leading to the arrest of these 24 terrorists. It has declared money rewards ranging from 2 lakh to 7 lakh on these wanted terrorists.
The list includes senior leadership of NSCN (K) namely Starson Lamkang who is In-Charge of the Finance of the NSCN (K) and was also involved in the decision making and directions. Information on wanted leadership of KCP and KYKL will also be rewarded.
All these cadres are suspected to be hiding in the areas near Indo-Myanmar border.
Extradition would be required
The NIA says that most of these terrorists are operating along the Indo-Myanmar border. They plot and execute attacks in India before taking shelter in Myanmar. We have credible information to suggest that even the leader of the NSCN(K), S S Khaplang is present in Myanmar.
The Indian government is working closely with Myanmar to have Khaplang extradited.
Khaplang who ended the cease fire with the Indian government has refused to come on board for the peace talks. For the peace talks to succeed the government would require more outfits to join the fold.
However those who are being stubborn and continue with their subversive activities will be hunted down, the government also says.