Manipur Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar on Thursday announced that with peace restored, normal situation prevailed in Manipur and curfew had been relaxed to seven hours. He also said that of the 1,078 arms snatched from security forces, 422 arms have been recovered so far.
The minister was addressing a press conference at the office of the Directorate of Information and Public
Relations (DIPR) on the present law and order situation in Manipur. He said, till now 321 FIRs have
been registered and 30 persons have been arrested in connection with the violence.
One person identified as Khupngam Koireng from Utonglok Koireng under Sagolmang Police Station,
Imphal East was arrested by the Assam Rifles at Sagolmang and seized one 9mm pistol along with
four 9 mm live rounds and another 4.32 live rounds, he said.
As of 6 pm Thursday, the number of deaths reached 68 and injuries were 236, he said.
The number of arson cases is 1,794, he said, adding that deployment of Army/AR/CAPF/Local Police is
Confidential Building measures are taken up and fringe area deployment is done, he said.
Inspection of SoO camps and weapons in the camps by AR/Local Police is still continuing, he
Flag march and area domination exercises are carried out widely while surveillance by
drones, UAV and Helicopter is continued.
Further, he said that of the 45,727 persons admitted or reported at various relief camps, most have left
the relief camps and returned to their respective localities or homes.
Another 2,639 persons have been moved by flight. Of the 1,078 arms snatched from security forces, 422 arms have been recovered.
Around 7 am on Thursday, some unknown armed persons suspected to be cadres of a SoO group
fired upon CDO teams of Bishnupur at Toronglaobi Maning Leikai and Terakhongsangbi Maning
Leikai under Moirang Police Station in Bishnupur district, he said.
One personal of the 5th MR attached with CDO/BPR identified as Heisnam Jiten Singh, succumbed to bullet injury and five other personnel were injured. The injured personnel were evacuated to Moirang
Hospital, Raj Medicity and RIMS Hospital for medical treatment.
He informed that 180 goods trucks, including 28 Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) trucks were
blocked at Hengbung area by a large number of crowds. The trucks were shifted towards Senapati, he
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