In Manipur 27 companies of security forces deployed amid clashes

In Manipur 27 companies of security forces deployed amid clashes

Imphal: Under pressure from various quarters, a massive operation has been launched in the hilly districts of Manipur to nab miscreants allegedly involved in communal violence in the state.

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh told reporters at his office in Imphal on Wednesday that 25 companies of central forces and two companies of Rapid Action Force have been deployed at 23 locations in Churachandpur district.
He further said that the process of deploying three companies of the central force in Behiang is going on and the government is taking steps to enforce law and order.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is in constant touch with the Union Home Minister regarding the current situation in the state.

He said that the state government is taking all measures to restore peace under the supervision of the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister.
According to a police report, a total of 11 weapons and 78 rounds of ammunition were recovered in the last 24 hours in an operation by joint security forces in the Kuki-dominated Kangpokpi district.
A total of 124 checkpoints were set up in various districts of Manipur, both in the hills and valleys, and the police detained 1,289 people in connection with violations in various districts of the state, the report added.

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