The Police Control Room of Manipur Police on Thursday announced that the situation in the state was tense but under control with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of protesters during the last 24 hours.
Search operations and area domination were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Kangpokpi and Bishnupur districts.
From Imphal West, two HE Hand Grenades, two detonators, two tear Gas shells and two tube launchers, it mentioned.
It stated that the movement of 239 and 222 vehicles along NH-37 and NH-2 respectively with essential items have been ensured. Strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and a security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles, it stated.
A total of 143 Nakas/Checkpoints were installed in different Districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley and Police detained 286 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the state, it stated.
It appealed to the general public not to believe in rumours and be aware of false videos. Any circulation of unfounded videos etc may be confirmed from the rumour free number 9233522822 of Central Control room, it mentioned. It further appealed to the public to return the looted arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or nearest security forces immediately.