Two top United Naga Council (UNC) leaders who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the over four-month long economic blockade in Manipur were released today. UNC president Gaidon Kamei and its Information and Publicity secretary Sangkhu Stephen Lamkang were released by a court here today as the government 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 Manipur police for their alleged involvement in the indefinite economic blockade. The over four month long economic blockade in Manipur was lifted after successful talks among the Centre, the state government and the Naga groups yesterday. The blockade was imposed by the United Naga Council on November 1 to protest against the creation of seven new districts by the erstwhile Okram Ibobi Singh-led Congress government 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.
Two top arrested UNC leaders released
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