All 114 Hmar militant, 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. The surrendered militants have returned to their respective villages, the official said.
After signing of the historic Memorandum of Settlement between Mizoram Government and the Manipur-based Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) on April 2 , the leaders and cadres of the outfit surrendered in a “home coming” ceremony held at at Central Training Institute (CTI), Sesawng, about 39 kms from Aizawl town.
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.