Imphal, June 17 : Tension gripped Top Khewa village in Imphal East following heated exchanges between two communities over ownership of this village on Saturday.
The district administration Imphal East clamped Section 144 in the area covering from Top Moirang Kampu bridge and Kangla corner as a precautionary measure and prohibited gathering of people, an official report said.
A team of officials tried to conduct demarcation of the disputed land when locals from both the neighbouring villages of Khurai constituency and Kshetrigao constituency came out at the spot and stalled the process. The demarcation process was disrupted following heated exchanges between the two groups.
A team of officials from the district administration along with police rushed to the area and swung into action to defuse the tension.
A huge police force has been kept guard to thwart any untoward incidents in the village.
It has been reported that the dispute over the land located adjacent to both the Khurai and Kshetrigao constituencies has been recurring for the past few years.