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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 79

Manipur IGP (Int), his escort commander killed

[b]Manipur IGP (Int), his escort commander killed in underground ambush[/b]

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

[b]Imphal, Dec 31 (NEPS): [/b]The Manipur IGP (Int) and his escort commander were killed while another three seriously injured in an ambush by the underground RPF in Oinam Bazaar yesterday morning at about 9.20 a.m.

Thangthuam Paite, IPS, was returning from Churachandpur along with his wife and daughter-in-law while the cadres of the RPF armed with sophisticated weapons ambushed his convoy in Oinam Bazaar area, killing him and his escort commander on the spot while critically injuring another three of his escort jawans.

According to sources, the IGP left Imphal early yesterday morning for Churachandpur to pick up his wife and daughter-in-law and while retuning, he was ambushed by the cadres of the outfit already hiding in a truck parked at the roadside of the Oinam bazaar, some 20 kms away from here. Surprisingly, his wife and the daughter-in-law sitting with him in the same car escaped unharmed.

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