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Manipur: Assam Rifles-police flag march in Jiribam

Miscreants torch police outpost at Leingangpokpi

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 21 Jun 2024, 4:03 pm

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The Assam Rifles, in collaboration with Manipur Police and CAPFs, organised a joint massive show of force across Jiribam District on Wednesday, in a resolute move to suppress unrest and restore confidence.

Over 200 security personnel participated in the event, spreading the message of peaceful coexistence, confidence building measures, maintaining law and order and discouraging any support to inimical agents, stated a release on Thursday.

It noted the recent violence which erupted in Jiribam on June 6 triggered by the death of a local. It maintained that additional security forces were rushed to Jiribam following the escalating tensions, and later requisitioned to restore law and order and normalcy in the district.

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The Joint operation involved coordinated movement of personnel from Jiri Circle to Leingangpoki, it mentioned and added that the troops moved through sensitive areas, signalling strong message to any disruptive element present and deter free movement to armed cadres. It further assured that the security forces in Jiribam District are accomplishing diversified tasks and urged the locals to extend their support and understanding.

In a separate incident, unknown miscreants reportedly torched a Narcotic cell check post.

As per sources, unknown miscreants set fire to a Narcotic cell check post located at Leingangpokpi under Jiribam PS, Jiribam district on Wednesday around 10 pm.

Following which, security forces and unknown miscreants engaged in fierce gun battle at Leingangpokpi areas, which lasted till 11 pm.

However, there is no report of casualty till the time of reporting. Sources said, Kuki militants fired upon the Fire Brigade vehicles coming in to put out the fires.

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Meanwhile, goods-laden trucks heading towards Imphal from Jiribam, escorted by a CRPF convoy, were redirected back to Jiribam due to a shortfall in the number of trucks.

As per sources, Kuki women blocked passage at Tatbung and Phaitol. Notably, this blockade is not related to the redirection of the trucks to Jiribam.

Sources suggest that approximately 200 petroleum tankers, under full escort, are expected to depart for Imphal.

As freight trucks continued their journey to Imphal, the number of trucks stranded in Jiribam has decreased.Meanwhile, another incident involved unknown individuals setting fire to a truck headed towards Senapati from Imhal at S. Golai under Kangpokpi Police Station in Kangpokpi District.

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