Security advisor to Manipur government, Kuldiep Singh, on Sunday announced that more paramilitary forces have been deployed in the periphery areas of the state for area domination and to control the present situation in the state.
Kuldiep told mediapersons at Durbar Hall, CM Secretariat on Sunday that one decomposed body was found at Moirang Khuman Leikai, Bishnupur district under a bridge at around 2.20 pm on Saturday.
At present, the death toll across the state is 73, in which Imphal West recorded 25 deaths; Churachandpur 18; Imphal East 13; Bishnupur 8; Tengnoupal and Thoubal as two each, he said. He said till date as many as 243 people have been reported injured in connection with the ongoing clash.
The security advisor also said that the inspection of SoO camp is still continuing and the number of militants staying in the SoO are still counting, including the arms deposited at the camps.
Meanwhile at around 12 am on Sunday, around 10 houses were partially burnt down by unknown miscreants. To control the situation two column of BSF were deployed. However, the miscreants fled from the spot. Three more companies of BSF personnel were also deployed for mass operation in the area but till date no person has been apprehended, he added.
Regarding the ongoing national highway blockade at NH-2, five tippers were blocked and two of them have been burnt down by the protesters at Sapermeina, Kangpokpi district on Sunday morning. He said the drivers have been evacuated and the remaining three tippers have been brought back to Imphal by the security forces.
Kuldiep further said regarding the allegation against assistant commandant, Daniel Hmar on assault towards two public, enquiry has been started against him and after the enquiry report necessary action will be taken against him.
Since the eruption of the communal clash, a total of 385 FIR cases have been registered and 1,809 arson cases have been registered. A total of 456 stolen arms have been recovered in connection with the clash, said the security advisor.
Altogether, 46,145 stranded people have been evacuated to relief camps and to some other villages and around 3,124 stranded people have also been evacuated to other state through flight, he added.
He appealed to the people, including local and national media, not to spread fake news and before spreading any news they should be verified with government officials. He said violence will not bring any solution.
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