Manipur: Inter-district, inter-state and international borders sealed till March 10
The order has come following the information of the Manipur Chief Electoral Officer to the state government to take measures to seal the borders to prevent infiltration of anti-social and disruptive elements for smooth conduct of the ensuing elections.
Updated 26 Feb 2022, 7:22 am
The Governor of Manipur has ordered the immediate sealing of inter-district, inter-state and international borders of the state as a measure to prevent infiltration of any anti-social and disruptive elements that could disturb the smooth conduct of 12th General Elections to the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
The order, which comes into immediate effect, February 25 will continue till March 10, the day of counting.
As per an order from the Home Department, Government of Manipur, the order has come following the information of the Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur to the GoM to take measures to seal the borders to prevent infiltration of anti-social and disruptive elements for smooth conduct of the ensuing elections as per SOP for last 72 hours till counting issued by ECI.
The order also stated that a peaceful atmosphere is required to be maintained for smooth conduct of the elections scheduled to be on February 28, 2022 for Phase-1, March 5, 2022 for Phase 2 and counting on March 10, 2022.
The order further stated that check-points will be put up at strategic locations, that there will be checking of lorries, light vehicles and all other vehicles to prevent infiltration of anti-social and disruptive elements.