Security deployed at 38 vulnerable areas : CM


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Imphal, May 26 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today informed that additional security forces had been brought in to the State and security personnel consisting of CAPF, Manipur Police, Manipur Rifles, IRB and VDF have been deployed at 38 vulnerable areas.
The Chief Minister was briefing the media at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.
The 38 locations where security personnel have been deployed are Napat, Haotak, Salton Heiyaikon, Saiton Leitanpokpi, Nganukon, Salal Konjin, Phougakchao Ikhai Mamang, Torbung, Govindpur, Torbung Banglo, Phougakchao Ikhai Maning, Phougakchao Ikhai Awang, Kwakta Maning, Terakhongshangbi, Khudek-pi, Tronglaobi, Oksongbung, Ngangkhalawai, Thamna-pokpi, Naranseina, Sunusiphai, Phubala, Thinungei, Ningthoukhong Kha-Khunou, Ningthou-khong Macha Ebema, Upokpi, Potsangbam, Nachou, Chothe, Ngariyan Oil pump, Keinou, Irengbam Foothills, Waroiching, Leimaram, Kamong, Heikrujam, Sagang Bazar and Chairel Manjil.
N Biren further informed that a team of legislators from the ruling party visited Guwahati, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and apprised him of the prevailing situation of Manipur. He reiterated the Union Home Minister’s commitment to take action against those who instigated the violence.
The Chief Minister stated that the Union Home Minister, during his visit to the State, would meet different sections of people and appealed to the public to take part in the meeting to secure a long lasting solution. He appealed to the public to maintain a peaceful environment so that the Union Home Minister could be apprised of the prevailing situation.
Appealing to the public not to have apprehension, the Chief Minister informed that operations have been conducted against armed militants in various areas in the periphery of the State.
Efforts are being made to hold peace talks with all sections of people and the Government has been meeting various peace committees formed in the wake of the prevailing situation in Manipur, he added.
He further appealed to the people to refrain from violent activities and not to believe or spread any unfounded information or rumours which could create tension among different communities. He sought support of the public towards Government efforts to bring normalcy.
Stating that the Government is unbiased in its efforts, Biren informed that paramilitary forces along with State forces have also been deployed to safeguard certain areas of Imphal inhabited by the Kuki community.
Stating that so far around 495 guns had been returned out of more than 1000 guns snatched from different police stations, he urged them to return it before security personnel start conducting search operations, so that they could avoid facing legal consequences.
Water Resources Minister Awangbow Newmai, informing the media about their meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Guwahati, stated that the team briefed the Union Home Minister about the situation of the State. He conveyed the assurance given by Amit Shah stating the Government had been putting all possible efforts to restore normalcy in the State.