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Two top arrested UNC leaders released

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Two top (UNC) leaders who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the over four-month long economic blockade in were released today.

UNC president Gaidon Kamei and its Information and Publicity secretary Sangkhu Stephen Lamkang were released by a here today as the withdrew the charge sheet against them.

Both the UNC leaders were released and have reached their homes, official sources said.

Both the UNC leaders were arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the indefinite economic blockade.

The over four month long economic blockade in was lifted after successful talks among the Centre, the state and the Naga groups yesterday.

The blockade was imposed by the on November 1 to protest against the creation of seven new districts by the erstwhile Okram Ibobi Singh-led in the state.

The joint statement issued after the talks, held at the Senapati district headquarters, yesterday said that there would be "unconditional release of arrested UNC leaders and all cases related to economic blockade against the Naga tribe leaders and student's leaders will be closed.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 20:32 IST