IMPHAL: The Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) has clarified on news reports which appeared in some local medias house under the captioned “Two suspected ZUF arrested” published on 22nd September, 2020.
KD. Gangmei, Information & Publicity Secretary stated in a press release that the two arrested persons Mr. Samuel Pamei, S/o Lanchungrei Pamei of Longjang Village and Mr.Huram Kamei, S/o Jianchuimei Kamei (Manipur Police) of Lubanglong Village, Khoupum were of NSCN (U) who have defected from ZUF and merged to NSCN(U) last year on 26th Oct. 2019 under the leadership of Raitu Chawang and Sinthuingam Kamson @ S. Kamsom after leaving their parent organization.
They are involved in various crimes such as extortion from contractors & government employees, kidnapping for ransom, torturing innocent civilians and looting public hard earn money to meet their needs and creating social chaos in the Zeliangrong areas, the ZUF stated.
The ZUF have been observing their activities in our areas for quite some time and trying its best to avoid bloodshed within Naga families, Gangmei stated. However, if they feel our silent is our weakness and continuing using the name of ZUF and creating problems in the region, we will put our iron hand on them at any time, the Front stated.
The ZUF also requested media personnel not to use any arrested cadres as ZUF without authenticated from the concern authority in the future.