Manipur Security Advisor: 868 arms, 11,518 ammo recovered in Manipur so far

8 June, 2023 | Nishtha Gupta

Manipur National

868 arms and 11,518 rounds of ammo have recovered from various areas in violence-stricken Manipur, according to Security advisor to the Manipur government.

To date, 868 arms and 11,518 rounds of ammunition have been recovered from various areas in violence-stricken Manipur, according to Kuldeep Singh, Security advisor to the Manipur government.

He also stated that in the last 24 hours, authorities seized 57 weapons, 318 rounds of ammunition, and 5 bombs. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the Porompat Police Station in Imphal East and the Sugnu Police Station in Manipur’s Kakching district.

Singh stated that the curfew has been relaxed for 12 hours in five valley districts, 10 hours in neighbouring hill districts of Manipur, and 8 hours in the state’s hill districts.

“There is no curfew in the remaining six hill districts.” The movement of essential items along NH-37 is guaranteed. Today, 244 empty vehicles left Imphal for Jiribam. “Today, 212 loaded vehicles left Noney and 212 loaded tankers and trucks left Jiribam,” said Singh, who was appointed the Manipur government’s security advisor in early May in response to the state’s spiralling violence.

“The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2023 for admission to MBBS/BDS Course was conducted yesterday (June 6, 2023) at 22 centres (12 in Imphal West and 10 in Imphal East),” the former Central Reserve Police Force chief said, adding that the examination was peaceful and that attendance was normal. He also stated that state ministers and MLAs are visiting various areas in Manipur to appeal for peace.

“State ministers and legislators are touring the state, appealing for peace and normalcy by meeting with the general public and civil society organisations.” In addition to their duties of area dominance and patrol, security forces are organising meetings with CSOs and village heads from various villages to appeal for peace and normalcy,” said a retired Indian Police Service officer from the 1986 batch.

Following Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s appeal on June 1, a total of 140 weapons were surrendered in various locations throughout Manipur. SLR 29, Carbine, AK, INSAS Rifle, INSAS LMG, 303 Rifle, 9mm pistol, 32 pistols, M16 rifle, smoke gun and tear gas, locally made pistol, stun gun, modified rifle, JVP and grenade launcher were among the weapons surrendered.