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114 HPC(D) militants who surrendered in Mizoram get Rs 3 lakh each

The militants had laid down arms last Friday after a memorandum of settlement was signed by the Mizoram government and the outfit in Aizawl on April 2.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2018 13:44 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Aizwal
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Cadres of the last active Mizo rebel group Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic handing over their weapons to Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana.(HT Photo)

All the 114 militants of a Hmar militant outfit, who had laid down arms on April 13, have received Rs 3 lakh each as part of the rehabilitation package, a senior Home department official said.

The surrender of the Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) leaders and cadres followed the signing of the memorandum of settlement by the Mizoram government and the outfit in Aizawl on April 2 last.

The surrendered militants have returned to their respective villages, the official said.

The Hmar rebels had laid down 45 weapons, including four sniper rifles, one grenade launcher, nine AK assault rifles, one M-16 carbine assault rifle and 13 double-barrel guns.

They had also surrendered 2,892 rounds of ammunition, launcher shells and five radio sets on April 13. The surrendered weapons were handed over to state Home Minister R Lalzirliana.

First Published: Apr 17, 2018 13:44 IST