Clash breaks out between 2 groups in Imphal East, section 144 imposed

Imphal: Following a clash between two groups that broke out in Manipur’s Imphal East district, a Section 144 CrPC has been imposed on Tuesday.

According to locals, the incident occurred at around 10:30 pm at Telipati on Monday when around 100 people in mob came and vandalised vehicles parked in the locality and stormed in houses and destroyed properties.

The incident reportedly broke out between the two groups over a religious site located at Telipati main road.

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On Tuesday, chief minister N Biren Singh rushed to the site and met the residents and assured for a prompt action against those involved in unlawful act.

“Visited the site at Telipati, Imphal East where the unsettling incident happened yesterday. I strongly condemn the unlawful act and request the people to use social media very responsibly,” chief minister Biren said on Facebook.

“Prompt action will be taken against those spreading enmity,” added Singh.

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A total of 17 vehicles, including 15 four wheelers were damaged and another two two-wheelers were burnt down by the mobs.

Meanwhile, seven persons have been arrested by the police and further search are on to nab those involved in the incident, said police source.

Although the situation has been put under control, security forces, including state police have been deployed in the area to maintain law and order situation.

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