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Manipur-based ultras extort money from Mizo villagers

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 20, 2009

Aizawl, Oct 19 (PTI) Manipur-based militants extorted over Rs two lakh from 18 villages on the Mizoram-Manipur border this year, the Mizoram assembly was told today.

The money amounting to Rs 2,49,400 was collected by the Hmar People’s Convention (Democrats) through extortion notes, state Home minister R Lalzirliana said in a written reply to a query from Lalthansanga of the Mizoram People’s Conference (MPC).

Lalzirliana said criminal cases have been registered against the insurgents in Vairengte, Sakawrdai, Ngopa, Bairabi and Saitual Police Stations.

He said many village council presidents handed over the money collected from the villagers to the HPC-D leadership in Manipur’s Thingpuikual village on September 10.

The police in some areas seized extortion notes and registered cases against the militants, he added.

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