Guwahati: An Assam Rifles personnel sustained bullet injuries in his stomach in an encounter with suspected Kuki militants in Manipur’s Imphal East district.
Talking to media persons, CM Secretariat, security advisor Kuldeep Singh said there was a firing between security personnel and suspected militants. One Assam Rifles personnel sustained a bullet injury in his stomach.
Singh informed that AR and local police have begun inspecting SoO camps and numbers of arms are being counted. The exercise is underway and stationing of the SoO cadres in their designated camps is also monitored.
Singh said Manipur is limping back to normalcy and curfew relaxation hours have been increased. So far, 284 arms and 6700 ammunition have been recovered.
The violence in Manipur has claimed 66 lives, of which 41 were killed due to violence while the others died due to other causes, he informed.
A total of 128 Army and Assam Rifles columns, unmanned aerial vehicles and other aerial surveillance assets in adequate numbers to undertake 24×7 surveillance have been pressed into action.
On the other hand, the All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) on Wednesday held the Manipur government responsible for the violence in the state which claimed several lives.
ATSUM further stated that the state government did nothing to control the mob thereby leading to the massacre and arson.
”Violence of such scale and intensity would have been prevented had the government intervened at the outset but instead of dousing the fire the state government chose to remain a silent spectator,” ATSUM alleged.
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