Manipur Unrest: Governor’s help sought in tracing missing Apamba

As per CCTV footage, the missing person had reportedly crossed over Sekmai and gone towards Motbung in Kangpokpi district after having crossed the Red Zone check post at Shantipur (Sekmai) in Imphal West district.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 3 May 2024, 2:43 am

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A team including Brigadier L Ibotombi Singh, wife of missing Khangenbam Apamba Singh and two others called on Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Thursday, wherein they apprised her of the disappearance of Apamba from Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai, Imphal West, who has been missing April 19.

During the meet, the team submitted a memorandum to the Governor seeking her help in tracing the whereabouts of Apamba, and rescue him at the earliest, a release by the Governor’s Secretariat, Raj Bhavan stated.

They informed her that as per CCTV footage, the missing person had reportedly crossed over Sekmai and gone towards Motbung in Kangpokpi district after having crossed the Red Zone check post at Shantipur (Sekmai) in Imphal West district.

The team requested the Governor to issue necessary directions to the authorities concerned to trace Apamba’s whereabouts and rescue him stating that he was the sole bread earner of his family. The team also appealed to the governor to extend financial assistance to the grieving family, the Raj Bhavan stated.


The Governor assured to instruct the authorities concerned to take up necessary steps to find out the whereabouts of the missing person and rescue him as well as to extend all possible assistance from Raj Bhavan and the government, the release stated.

Meanwhile, IIT Director, Professor Bhaskar and officials called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey, requesting her to grace the annual convocation ceremony of the Institute slated to be held on May 15, it stated. Uikey, in return, consented (in-principle) their request to grace the event, it mentioned. The team also briefed on various developmental activities taken up in the Institute, it added.

Vice Chancellor of Central Agricultural University (CAU), Professor Anupam Mishra along with Dean, College of Agriculture, CAU, Indira Sarangthem also called on Governor Uikey and apprised her about the developmental initiatives taken up in the University to support agricultural sector for a developed agronomy in the State and the North East in general, it stated.

Joint Committee seeks Governor’s intervention in missing person case

The Joint Committee of Thangmeiband has submitted a memorandum to Governor Anusuiya Uikey seeking assistance in locating Khangembam Apamba Singh, a resident of Thangmeiband Khomdram Selungba Leikai, Imphal West, Manipur, who has been missing since April 19, 2024.

According to the memorandum, Khangembam Apamba Singh, aged about 48 years, was last seen leaving his residence on a white Honda Activa bearing registration number MN OF 0981 on April 19, 2024, at 2:23 pm. Despite efforts by his family members and close relatives, no trace of him has been found.


The memorandum highlights the filing of a missing report with Imphal Police Station on April 20, 2024, and the subsequent formation of a Joint Committee by the people of Thangmeiband to coordinate efforts to locate Apamba. Despite their endeavors, no progress has been made in finding him.

Expressing strong apprehension that Apamba Singh may have become a victim of the ongoing clashes between Kuki-Zo and Meiteis, the committee urged the governor to intervene and issue necessary directives to the concerned authorities to expedite the search and rescue operation.

Furthermore, the committee called for an investigation into how Apamba crossed the security barrier in the red zone area of Shantipur (Sekmai) and urged the authorities to review CCTV footage from the joint check post at Shantipur to ascertain the timing of his passage.

The memorandum also raises concerns about governance limitations in areas beyond Imphal Valley and requests the state government to address these issues.

In conclusion, the Joint Committee appealed to the governor for urgent intervention and regular updates on the progress of the search operation within 72 hours.


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