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19 arrested over truck arson in Manipur

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 16, 2023 11:31 pm

IMPHAL — Nineteen persons have been arrested by Imphal West district police in connection with the torching of three empty trucks at Awang Sekmai Mayai Leikai Lampak in Manipur’s Imphal West district on July 15, police said on Sunday.

 “They were produced before the duty magistrate Imphal West today and 17 were remanded to police custody for four days and 2 were referred to Juvenile Justice Board,” said police control room of the Manipur police department in a press note. “Raids are continuing to arrest other accused persons,” it stated.

Meanwhile, 9 persons including 5 women have been arrested by Imphal East district police in connection with the incident in which one woman was found dead at Keibi Heikak Mapal Maning Ching in Manipur’s Imphal East district on July 15, police said.

 “Two arms, five ammunitions and one car were seized in connection with the case,” police added.

In a separate search operation conducted by District Police Thoubal on Saturday in the Heirok area, 12 magazines and 25 ammunitions were recovered, it further added.

During the last 24 hours, intermittent firings by armed miscreants were reported at few places. Police and central forces launched an operation in Phaileng area, Kangpokpi district and two arms and nine ammunitions were recovered.

A total of seven bunkers were destroyed in the operations conducted in the vulnerable and fringe areas of both valley and hill districts, it added.

A total of 124 checkpoints were installed in different districts of the state and police detained 586 persons in connection with violations in different districts.

Stating that the situation is tense in some places with sporadic incidents of firing in the last 24 hours, police also appealed to general public to extend all possible help in bringing normalcy in the state and also asked to dial 9233522822 of Central Control room to clarify any rumours. It further appealed to return and deposit arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or security forces immediately.

Meanwhile, curfew was relaxed for 13 hours from 5 am to 6 pm on Sunday, both in Imphal West and Imphal East districts.

Home department appeals

In view of the prevailing law and order situation in the state of Manipur and effective maintenance of the same, the state Home department has appealed to all sections of general public including public functionaries to restrain or refrain themselves from making speech/expression targeted against anyone/community through any medium.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jul 16, 2023 11:31:04 pm
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