Imphal, Dec 15 (ANI): Atleast 57 militants belonging to different outfits have surrendered before the state government and army officials in Imphal.
The militants surrendered their weapons in a ceremony attended by Manipur Chief Minister Ibobi Singh and other high officials of Indian Army and police.
They also surrendered a huge cache of weapons, including AK-47 rifles, carbines, 7.65 mm pistols, etc.
While talking to mediapersons, the chief minister stated that the return of the militants to the mainstream is a victory of the state government in combating militancy in the state.
He also added that the government has rehabilitation packages in association with the Union Home Ministry to help the surrendered militants chalk out new lives for them.
"We are extending to all the militant outfits to shut down their violent activities. To those who come in the national mainstream, we always welcome them. Over and above, we are giving away lots and more benefits," said Singh. (ANI)
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