Aizawl, Nov 11: Home Minister R. Lalzirliana on Tuesday said that the government will continue to launch crackdown on Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic), the Manipur based militant who carried out ambush on convoy of legislators and state assembly officials headed by deputy chief whip RL Pianmawia on 28 March near Zokhawthiang hamlet wherein three Mizoram Police personnel including O/C Sakawrdai PS were killed and six others injured.
The Home Minister was addressing the 37th General Assembly of the ruling Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) held at Vanapa Hall on Tuesday.
R. Lalzirliana said that state government recently received an offer from the HPC(D) faction led by H Zosangbera to hold tripartite talks with the central and state governments under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. ‘‘We ruled out any talks with the group unless several guns and ammunition stolen or seized from Mizoram Police personnel in ambushes over the past few years are first returned ”, Lalzirliana said.
Responding to a challenge from HPC (D), the government launched crackdown on the militant as a result of which H. Malsawmkima, the mastermind of Zokhawthiang ambush had been killed and 7 others including their top leaders were arrested by Mizoram police, Lalzirliana said, adding that they would continue to hunt down the militants.