The Manipur government has threatened to recommend President's Rule in the state if mob violence is not stopped and weapons stolen from police stations are not returned within 48 hours.
The Army has been authorised to recover the weapons snatched from the security forces within 48 hours, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said after a meeting held with state ministers and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra to review the situation in the state which was hit by unprecidented violence.
Meanwhile, teams of CDO Imphal West District under the supervision of Superintendent of Police, Imphal West district, recovered on Friday seven arms along with two magazines and ammunitions and three protective vests that were snatched from the security forces, Additional SP Imphal West (Ops) M Amit told reporters at a press meet held at Imphal West SP office, Imphal.
The arms and ammunitions were recovered from areas of Chingmeirong, Sanjembam and Takhel, the police official said. He said that anyone found with illegal arms/ammunitions will be dealt strongly according to the law.
"If anybody has any illegal arms/ammunitions in their possession, they are requested to contact the nearest police station and deposit it," he said.
Urging all to abide by the law, the Additional SP said that due to the prevailing law and order situation, 'shoot at sight' orders have been issued in extreme cases.
In view of the prevaling law and order situation in the state, 14 company of security forces are currently deployed in the state and 20 more has been sanctioned by the Centre, according to sources. The sources said that all the security forces will be deployed across the state.