Unidentified miscreants set ablaze three vacant houses in Manipur's capital Imphal's New Lambulen area on Sunday afternoon. In another incident, some unidentified persons snatched two AK-47 rifles and a carbine from the security personnel.
Soon after the arson incident, people gathered in the area demanding the state and central forces deployed there to allow them to enter the area. On this, the security forces fired a few rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the crowd. In another development, unidentified persons snatched three weapons from the security personnel guarding the residence of former Director Health and Family Welfare K Rajo at around 2 am on Sunday, police said.
The incident took place at Sagolband Bijoy Govinda under Imphal PS in Imphal West district, police said. The weapons taken away include two AK-47 rifles and a carbine. Meanwhile, the police have launched operations to recover the weapons and nab those involved.
Tipra Motha chief talks to Shah before Tripura by-election
Sambit Patra, a senior BJP leader and coordinator in the Northeast, told that ahead of the by-elections for two assembly seats in Tripura on September 5, Tipra Motha chief Pradyot Kishor Manikya Debbarma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. . In his post on X, Patra informed about the meeting held on Saturday and said that it was a fruitful meeting. He discussed about the rights and welfare of the natives there. The meeting assumes significance as the CPI(M) had recently reached out to the regional party and sought its support for the upcoming assembly bypolls on Dhanpur and Boxanagar seats in Sipahijala district.