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State force exceptional skill foils attempt to flare up communal tension at border town Moreh

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Moreh, Oct 23,

The State police force displayed exceptional skill and tenacity in managing to foil an attempt by persons with vested interest to flare up communal tension among various communities in border town Moreh shared by multi ethnic communities. 

After few hooligans vandalised a garbage tractor truck besides physically roughing up a few local womenfolk, a bomb placed by unidentified persons beneath the same truck by the hooligans sparked communal tension among two major communities of Moreh town yesterday. Tension gripped the border town as few persons with vested interest uploaded videos of some incident that happened in the border town with motives to incite hate feeling among the two communities.

Following the potential threat, Superintendent of police, Tengnoupal district, Dr. S Ibomcha rushed to Moreh town and beefed up security measures to calm the situation. Reckless riders troubling people in the middle of Moreh town were detained and hooligans haunting the town at evening time with narcotic substances were checked and sent back to their home without facing much difficulties.

Report reaching here said that a reckless two wheeler rider hooligan with potential threat to distort the tranquility was detained for hours.

Meanwhile, the Tengnoupal district SP Dr. S. Ibomcha has been stationing at Moreh town and is convening series of meetings with other top police officials of the sub division.

Source said that a suo motto case has been taken up against 2 persons who uploaded video with communal tone. Besides, the police are also in the hunt for the hooligans who vandalised the garbage truck as per complaint by WATAM. On the matter of the placing of the bomb, the Moreh police had taken up a separate case and investigation is underway in right earnest.

Latest report by our correspondent said that the ongoing crisis like situation give no impact to the border trade between India and Myanmar. Even though tension runs high for some time almost all shops and business establishment function as usual. Numbers of visitors at Moreh and Namphalong makes no difference from the earlier days before the incident happened and traders at Namphalong market were not affected.  


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