Mizoram: 114 HPC(D) militants who laid down arms get Rs 3 lakh each as part of rehabilitation package

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

Following the signing of the memorandum of settlement by the Mizoram government and the outfit in Aizawl, the Hmar People's Convention (Democratic) leaders and cadres surrendered.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

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 13 April.

The surrendered weapons were handed over to state home minister R Lalzirliana.

Updated Date: Apr 17, 2018 13:08 PM

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