Manipur CM orders inquiries on mob incidents; ITLF faces action for ultimatum; Kuki MLA accused of inciting hatred


Imphal: Chief minister Nongthombam Biren has come out strongly against recent unwanted incidents in violence-hit Manipur and announced two separate magistrate inquiries into mob violence in Churachandpur after suspension of a police constable and looting of arms case at the 5th IRB camp, Chingarel and Manipur Police Training Centre in Pangei, Imphal East district. The chief minister has also declared that actions will be taken against Kuki frontal organisation, ITLF for serving ultimatums to government officials and one Kuki MLA for his hate campaign on social media. 

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Briefing the media at the chief minister’s secretariat in Imphal on Saturday evening, N Biren termed it unfortunate over the loss of lives during agitation in Churachandpur and mob incident at Manipur Police Training College in Pangei. N Biren said the district SP has every right to suspend his subordinates on disciplinary grounds, as in this case, the suspension order came after the head constable’s videos and photos with armed miscreants went viral on social media. He condemned that during the agitation in Churachandpur district, the national flag was dishonoured, government offices, documents and properties were ransacked, and vehicles used by security forces were torched. The chief minister also questioned if there was any hidden agenda behind burning down government documents at the Churachandpur Minisecretariat. N Biren said a magistral enquiry will be initiated against the ransacking and torching of DC Office and SP office, as there is suspicion of a hidden agenda behind the burning down and destroying of government documents. Stating that it is the primary duty of the government to protect the lives

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