Makhan incident: CM appeals for peace
Imphal, Sep. 18 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday appealed to the people of Mao and Maram to work unitedly and bring a settlement in connection with the Makhan incident in Senapati district.
Biren also appealed to avoid any unwanted incidents in the days to come in public interest.
He made the appeal while speaking to reporters on the sideline of inspecting artificial football ground development and other infrastructure development at Langjing achouba in the outskirt of Imphal on Wednesday.
Terming Tuesday’s incident as unfortunate, he informed that the authorities concerned has been asked to maintain law and order situation and take necessary steps as per law.
The police said that around 19 houses belonging to about 25 families were burnt down at Makhan Bridge located about 80 km north of Imphal in connection with a reported land dispute on Tuesday around 4.30 am.
An official of Mao police station when contacted on phone said a case has been registered in connection with the incident and investigation has been initiated for necessary steps.
Meanwhile, deputy commissioner and superintendent of police, Senapati district led district administration team along with additional state police forces reportedly visited the affected families who are currently taking shelter at nearby villages and distributed relief materials on Wednesday.
Tribal Affairs and Hills authority in the state and Autonomous District Council Senapati also handed over relief materials and cash amounting to more than INR 4 lakh, reports said.
In another development, the publicity wing of the Northern Maram People’s Organisation in a press release on Wednesday stated that Tuesday’s incident was caused due to land disputes between erstwhile Maram Khullen circle board and Eshow Kahena of Makhan.