Six Months Before Jiribam Violence, State Government Writes Letter to the DGP to Increase Security – Amar Ujala Hindi News Live

Six months before Jiribam violence, state government writes letter to the DGP to increase security

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There has been a long-running conflict in Manipur. Six months before the violence in Jiribam district of the state, the state government had written three letters to the Director General of Police (DGP) asking him to increase security. The state government had repeatedly asked the DGP to prevent threats posed by Kuki insurgents in Jiribam.

On Sunday, suspected militants set on fire two police posts, a forest department beat office and more than 70 houses in Jiribam, Manipur. After setting the fire, suspected militants armed with weapons were seen roaming fearlessly in the villages. Seeing the seriousness of the situation, a commando contingent of Manipur Police was sent to Jiribam by air from Imphal on Saturday morning. Security forces have also been sent from other districts. According to police sources, the militants set on fire Chotobekra and Jiri police posts on the banks of Barak river at around 12:30 midnight on Friday. The militants carried out several attacks in Lamtai Khunou, Modhupur area taking advantage of the darkness and set fire to more than 70 houses in the outskirts of the district.

Security beefed up at inter-state border

People affected by the recent violence in Manipur’s Jiribam district are now moving to Assam’s Cachar district for safety. Most of the people have taken refuge in Lakhipur and Jirighat of the district. Lakhipur MLA Kaushik Rai gave this information on Monday. At the same time, according to the district’s Superintendent of Police Numal Mahato, about 600 people have come to take refuge in the district since the violence in Jiribam area of ​​​​Manpur on Saturday. He said that Cachar shares a border with Jiribam district. Due to this, security has also been tightened on this interstate border.

In fact, on Saturday, suspected militants set fire to two police posts, a forest department office and at least 70 houses in Jiribam. This has led to fresh tension in this neighboring state of Assam, which has been facing ethnic violence since May last year. People in the border areas of Assam claim that about 600 people who entered the state by crossing the Jiri river in the last four days have taken refuge in several villages of Lakhipur and Jirighat in Cachar district. Some are staying at their relatives’ place. They say that these people are taking refuge in the villages of Jirighat and Lakhipur, however, no government relief camp has been set up for them.

On the other hand, Cachar SP Numal Mahato says that there is no news of any untoward incident in Cachar so far. Police is patrolling the national highway and surrounding villages along with Jirighat on the border. He further said that the situation in Assam is completely under control.

Section 144 is applicable in Jiribam: Jiribam district administration has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 in the district in view of the possibility of violence. According to this order, due to the current situation, all the DLOs of Jiribam district are instructed to monitor and protect the concerned government offices and properties to avoid any damage to important government properties, including documents. Agency





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