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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Mob stops IGP car in Imphal and sets it on fire | indian news

GUWAHATI: A crowd went on a rampage on Monday night and burned an official vehicle belonging to PGI (Drugs, border issues and Zone-II) kabibk in the town of Imphal when the officer and his escorts were caught up in a protest by women demanding an audience with CM N Biren Singh.
The IGP was uninjured as he had exited the vehicle. Separately, an unidentified group shot and wounded a security staff member, and criminals set fire to two houses in Manipur.
Following the attack on the IGP vehicle and its security, the authorities have arrested 30 people and a curfew has been imposed in the affected area.
At least 20 people were injured on Monday when security forces used tear gas to disperse a large group of women protesting on a highway after they were denied permission to meet with the CM. Some criminals vandalized two vehicles belonging to the Rapid Action Force in the ensuing chaos. The IGP also got caught up in the melee.
Manipur police have called on the public not to engage in anti-social activities and to avoid obstructing the movement of security forces, warning that legal action will be taken against any diversion or obstruction.
The situation in some regions remains tense, with sporadic shooting, arson and rebel mob gatherings reported in the past 24 hours. A security staff member was injured by buckshot when gunmen fired shots in the Torbung area near Kangvai in Bishnupur district. In addition, two houses in Phougakchao Mamang Leikai were set on fire by unidentified persons in the district.
In response to another tragic act in the Imphal East district on Saturday night, where lucy marem was brutally murdered, the authorities have decided to extend financial assistance to her family. During a meeting between the United Naga Council, the Coordinating Committee of manipur integrity, and CM N Biren Singh, it was agreed to provide Rs 10 lakh to next of kin as compensation, along with an additional Rs 5 lakh to cover the ritual requirements and educational needs of Marem’s daughter. The daughter will be offered a government job once she meets the eligibility criteria based on her educational qualifications.

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