RK Meghen Information (Person)

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Former Chairman
(Matam Amagi Luchingpurel)

RK Meghen
Sana Yaima
Born21 September 1944
Education Master
OccupationFormer Chairman of UNLF
Organization UNLF
  • RK Madhuyarajit (father)
  • Laitonjam Hemabati (mother)
FamilyRK Chinglen (son)
Thounaojam Brinda (daughter in law)

Rajkumar Meghen (born 21 September 1944) [1] alias Sana Yaima (precious son) [2] is a Manipuri separatist politician and former chairman of United National Liberation Front. [3]

Personal life

Meghen is the second son of RK Madhuyarajit Singh & Laitonjam Ningol Hemabati, and the great grandson of Prince Tikhendrajit [4](however there is no significant evidence to proof the claim as Prince Tikendrajit died as a bachelor), the military commander for Manipur Kingdom in the Anglo Manipuri War. [5] [6] He graduated from St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College in Kolkata and went for his Master's degree from Jadavpur University in International Relations. [7] [6] [8]

Meghen has two sons; Chingkhei and Chinglen. The elder son Chingkhei works at Manipur University while second son Chinglen is unemployed, once work as distributor of Airtel owning a company name M/S Landmark in Thangmeiband but dissolved the company after he was accused to killing a journalist and his name came on charge-sheet of CBI. [9]


RK Meghen reportedly joined UNLF in 1976. [10] In 1975, he left Manipur and trekked to a militant camp in Myanmar’s Somra Tract led by Thuingaleng Muivah and S. S. Khaplang; his younger son was six days old. [11] He became chairman of UNLF in 1998.[ citation needed]

In 2010, he was arrested at Bangladesh and soon, handed over to India. [12] [13] [14] The National Investigation Agency (NIA) charged him along with 18 other leaders for waging a war on India and raising funds by extorting the state government and private bodies. [13] In June 2016, the NIA Court pronounced a guilty verdict on 11 sections of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act; Meghen was sentenced to 10 years in prison. [15] He declined to appeal for leniency and rejected that Indian Courts had any sovereign rights to litigate him. [15]

In November 2019, his sentence was commuted by about 10 months owing to his contributions to the jail like setting up a library , a music school for jail inmates and construction of a garden inside the Guwahati Central Jail [16] and he was released from jail — in what was widely perceived to be a governmental strategy during the Naga Peace talks. [8] [17] However, he was disallowed by the National Investigation Agency to immediately return to Manipur and instead transported to a safe house in Guwahati followed by Delhi. [13] [18] On November 28, he was finally allowed to leave for Imphal. [18] Meghen has since spent a quite life, away from media attention. [18]


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  5. ^ "The Chequered Career of a Manipur Police Officer Whose Father-in-Law is an Insurgent Leader". The Wire. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
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  7. ^ Suresh Singh, Th (2014). The endless Kabaw Valley : British created vicious cycle of Manipur, Burma and India (1st ed.). New Delhi, India: Quills Ink Private Limited. p. 284. ISBN  978-93-84318-00-0.
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  9. ^ "Killing of Rishikanta:: CBI charge-sheets two including Cdo Herojit : 14th may13 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net. Retrieved 2021-12-12.
  10. ^ Rammohan, E. N. (2011). Countering insurgencies in India : an insider's view. United Service Institution of India. New Delhi: Vij Books India Private Limited. p. 76. ISBN  978-93-81411-66-7.
  11. ^ Bhonsle, Anubha. "In Manipur, a policewoman pays heavily for being related to an insurgent leader". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
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  13. ^ a b c Scroll Staff. "Manipuri separatist leader RK Meghen released from Guwahati jail after completing sentence". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
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  15. ^ a b "Meghen firm on stand". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  16. ^ "UNLF Chief Rajkumar Meghen Set to Return Home after 44 Years". www.news18.com. 2019-11-27. Retrieved 2021-05-04.
  17. ^ Quint, The (2019-11-30). "UNLF Chief Meghen Reaches Imphal, Says, 'Will Work For the People'". TheQuint. Retrieved 2021-05-03.
  18. ^ a b c "Manipur Police Suspects Assassination Plot Against Rebel Leader R.K. Meghen". The Wire. Retrieved 2021-05-03.