Rajnath Singh arrives in Imphal, reviews state’s law and order
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, February 13
Visiting Union home minister Rajnath Singh was today briefed about the cross border activities of Manipur based rebel groups camping in the neighbouring country Myanmar.
The Union home minister accompanied by Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju arrived in Imphal on his two-day visit to the state. The joint secretary of MHA (NE- in charge) was also part of the tour.Soon after they arrived at Imphal airport this noon, the Union minister and his entourage directly proceeded to Moreh by a chopper where they inspected progress works of construction of the Integrated Check Post at the Indo Myanmar Border and the Immigration Check post before reviewing security situation of the border area with the Assam Rifles.
Assam Rifles is currently guarding the Manipur sector of the international border with Myanmar. The home minister held a meeting with the top officials of the 9 Assam Rifles and reviewed the situation at the international border.
During the meeting top brasses of the Assam Rifles tabled a brief account of activities of the rebels from across the international border while informing the home minister that various rebel groups based in Manipur have their training camps in the neighbouring country, sources said.
A brief account of the actions initiated of the Assam Rifles to check infiltration of rebels from across the border was also tabled while informing about the present status of the fencing work being taken up on the Manipur side of the international border.
The visiting Union home minister further held interaction with leaders of civil organizations based in the border town.
The home minister flew back to Imphal from Moreh at around 5 pm and continued his busy programmes in Imphal.
He held a series of meetings with chief minister O Ibobi Singh, chief secretary PC Lawmkunga, DGP Shahid Ahmed and senior officials of paramilitary as well as state administration at chief minister’s secretariat and reviewed the law and order situation of the state.
Top officials of civil, home and police and security agencies including the chief secretary, DGP, DCs, SPs attended the review meeting.
After the meetings, Rajnath along with Kiren Rijiju went to the BJP office in Imphal’s Nityapat Chuthek where they participated in an interaction programme with leaders and workers of the state BJP.
Attending the interaction programme, state BJP president Th Chaoba tabled a brief account of ‘deteriorating law and order situation’ in the state including recent planting of a powerful IED near the party office and demanded imposition of President’s Rule in Manipur.
He alleged Ibobi led Congress government has failed in all fronts including maintenance of public orders even in the capital city.
“Ibobi could not control this council minister and MLAs. They are being given free hand in doing whatever they wish. Corruption was rampant under Ibobi government. The Government has not taken up any step to check corruption”, Chaoba alleged while drawing the attention of the Union home minister in putting the state under President’s Rule.
Earlier in the day, on his arrival at the Imphal airport, the Union home minister and his entourage was received by state deputy chief minister Gaikhangam accompanied by state principal secretary (home) Dr Suresh Babu.
In Moreh, state commerce and industries minister Govindas, MLA DK Korungthang and officials of the state government extended a warm welcome to the visiting home minister and his entourage when they touch down at a helipad inside 9 Assam Rifles post.