IMPHAL | Sept 12
The proscribed United National Liberation Front said that Sapam Manaoton (Inaotomcha) alias Santikumar (44), who was arrested by a team of Imphal East district Commando on September 10 from Kumuda area had retired from the party and is a retired person.
Manaoton, son of (L) S. Mani from Keibi Kumuda Maning Leikai took training under the armed wing of UNLF, Manipur People’s Army, (MPA) in 1997/98 and worked up till the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt.), said a release signed by director, department of publicity, M. Sak-hen.
His service number was 571/13, it said. However, after the sudden demise of his wife, he had retired from UNLF and MPA in August last to look after his family and remaining children, it continued. Therefore, Manaoton (Inaotomcha) is no longer related with UNLF and MPA in any manner or form, it added.