Imphal, June 23:
Central Control Room of Manipur Police today said that situation is normal in most districts except for some sporadic incidents at some places of Manipur.
The statement said that regular meeting of the district security coordination committee is being held at all districts, and patrolling, flag marches and cordon and search are conducted in vulnerable areas. A total of 1095 arms, 13,702 ammunitions and 250 bombs of different kinds have been recovered to date, the statement of the state police said.
Search operation was conducted by a combined team of State Police and Central forces at vulnerable areas particularly in fringe areas both in Hill and valley districts. Yesterday (22.06.2023) combined team of Bishnupur District Police and 10 Bn BSF conducted a search operation at Torbung Mamang Leikai, Bishnupur. Further, combined team of 37 AR and Kakching District Police conducted search operation at Zou Veng, T Munnomjang, Sugnu Tribal and Serou Part-3 villages of Kakching District.
Today (23.06.2023) combined team of 37 AR and Kakching District Police conducted search operation at Sokom, Nazareth, Lonpi Khunou and another combined teams of 37 AR, 163 Bn BSF and Kakching District Police also conducted search operation and patrolling at Serou Part-2 and Serou Makha Leikai of Kakching District. Search operation was also conducted at Karong Village, Imphal West adjoining to Kangpokpi Districts by a combined team of Imphal West District Police, C-Coy of 170 Bn BSF and 71-C/CRPF along with Executive Magistrate. Movement of essential items along NH-37 is ensured. For the movement of loaded vehicles from Jiribam to Imphal and empty trucks from Imphal to Jiribam strict security measures are taken up and escorts are provided in the vulnerable sectors.
Curfew was relaxed for 12 to 15 Hours in five valley districts, Pherzawl and Jiribam districts; 08 to 10 Hrs in Tengnoupal, Churachandpur and Kangpokpi districts. There is no curfew in the remaining 06 Hill Districts.
Today, one of the local daily in Imphal reported that at least four Kuki Militants were killed in a gun battle that took place yesterday (22.06.2023) at Boljang Village, Kangpokpi District. However, on verification of the same report with the District Superintendent of Police, Kangpokpi, no such death was reported in any of the police stations of Kangpokpi District so far.
Appeal is made to general public to extend all possible help in bringing normalcy in the state and also to return and deposit arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or security forces immediately.