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Manipur inspector denies link with militants, says Mizoram home minister lying

Friday, June 5, 2015

/ Published by VIRTHLI
Aizawl, May 4, 2015: The Manipur police inspector Tlangthanzuol accused of being hand in glove with the HPCD militant group has issued a statement that he neither has links with the militants nor has he transported ammunition for them as alleged.

Inspector Tlangthanzuol was accused of having links with the militants by Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana.

Tlangthanzuol, officer in charge of the Parbung police station in Manipur’s Churachandpur district, has called the neighbouring state’s Minister’s accusations “false and baseless” and that he is filing a defamation case against R Lalzirliana.

The Inspector has also said he had not gone to Tiaulien to investigate the encounter in which HPCD militant Malsawmkima was killed by Mizoram Police on the day R Lalzirliana alleged. He further said that he had gone two days later from a different route. R Lalzirliana had said in a letter to Manipur’s Deputy Chief Minister that the inspector had transported about 500 rounds of ammunition in his official vehicle for the militants as he was visited the encounter site for an enquiry. 

The policeman has been tasked with investigating the encounter. 

Source: Indian Express
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