PREPAK said that the works shouldered by Sanju Oinam could not be replaced and the outfit offered condolence to the bereaved family members, relatives and friends.
The proscribed PREPAK has mourned the demise of its former member of Interim Council ‘major’ Sanju Oinam @ Pheijao @ Premjit @ Athouba on August 18 due to illness and after hospitalisation for a few days.
A press note issued by Leibaak Ngaakpa Luwang, Charge–de–Affairs’, Publicity & Propaganda, PREPAK and its Red Army, expressed grief over the passing away of the revolutionary leader.
Sanju was born on April 16, 1976 at Imphal West District’s Haobam Marak Irom Leikai. He was the first son of Oinam Saratchandra Meitei and Oinam ongbi Sanahanbi Leima and had five other siblings.
He studied at Regular English School, Kwakeithel Heinou Khongnembi till class ix and later joined Kha Imphal High School, Haobam Marak from where he passed his class x examination. After pursuing a course in pharmaceutical studies in Bihar’s Patna, Sanju began helping his family, informed PREPAK.
Since childhood, Sanju was fond of sports. He had a blue bell in Karate and managed to win medals for Manipur at many state and national tournaments. He was a member of Naharol Yaifa Lamjing Kol Club, Haobam Marak.
Sanju came in contact with PREPAK in 1994 and in July 1995 a team of Manipur Police Commando apprehended him and was imprisoned for 14 months at Imphal Central Jail under NSA. He was re-arrested again in 1996 December and was held at Sajiwa Central Jail for 8 months and in 1997 November he spent another 5 months after being apprehended once more.
In 2003 July, Sanju received 16th Basic Military Training of the Red Army and became a recognised face of the outfit. He also discharged his duty as publicity officer of Department of Publicity and Propaganda earlier. Apart from all these activities, he was also the outfit’s representative in the CorCom’s Sub Committees, Financial Affairs’ Committee (FAC), Publicity Committee (PC), and Home Committee (HC).
Further mourning his untimely demise, PREPAK said that the works shouldered by this brave revolutionary could not be replaced. The outfit offered condolence to all his family members, relatives and friends.