Amid the prevailing tense situation in Manipur, four more arms and 138 ammunitions have been recovered during search operations conducted in Imphal East district, the Manipur Police said on Sunday.
According to a press note issued by the Manipur Police on Sunday, security forces continued search operations in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal West, Imphal East and Bishnupur districts.
The police also stated reports of extortion threats, misuse of police uniform and impersonation by armed miscreants. In view of this, the Manipur Police has been making all-out efforts to curb the same, it stated.
In one such operation, on September 16, Manipur Police arrested five persons with sophisticated weapons in camouflage uniform.
The arrested five persons are being proceeded legally, the police said, adding that in response to the arrest, a large number of people came out to protest and tried to storm Porompat Police station demanding release of the arrested persons.
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Joint security forces repelled the attack by firing tear gas. In this, a few persons received minor injury, including an RAF personnel, the police said.
These five arrested persons were produced before the Judicial Magistrate and they have been remanded into further police custody. Strict legal action is being taken against these anti-social elements, the police said.
The Manipur Police said it is determined to continue such raids and operations and make all-out efforts to bring peace and normalcy in the state.
It appealed to the general public to refrain from holding protests and cooperate with the law enforcement agencies in bringing peace and normalcy in the state.
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Meanwhile, movement of 166 vehicles along the NH-2 with essential items have been ensured, the police said.
Strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles, the police added.
The police also mentioned that a total of 134 Nakas or checkpoints have been installed in different districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley.
Also, as many as 1,833 persons have been detained in connection with violations in different districts of the state, the police said.
The general public have been appealed not to believe in rumours and be aware of false videos. Any circulation of unfounded videos or content may be confirmed from the rumour free number - 9233522822 of Central Control room, the police said.
The police also appealed to the public to return the looted arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or nearest security forces immediately.