Imphal, Aug 13, 2019:

For smooth passage of the 73rd Independence Day celebrations, security and preventive measures have been beefed up in different parts of the state of Manipur.

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Manipur police under the supervision of the Additional SP, Imphal West district (Operation) Krishnatombi Singh on Monday conducted the cordon and house to house search operations in Imphal’s different areas at Old Lambulane, Yaiskul Janmasthan, Yaiskul Hiruhanba Leikai, Keishampat Junction, Takhel Leikai, Haokip Veng, Mahabali Kabui Khul, Andro Parking, Konung Mamang and Yaiskul Police Lane and carried out verification of more than 3,000 people. Following this search operation, one suspect was detained.

Similar operations were conducted in Thoubal district at Thoubal Wangmataba, Thoubal DC gate and Thoubal bazaar in the run-up to Independence Day. During the operation, more than 95 males and 65 females were verified by the police team but no one was detained.

The operations followed when unidentified persons shot and injured a 48 year old man at the cross road of Kangjabi and Thingel, under Lamphel Police Station on Sunday night. A non local later identified as Jagabundhu Malik (48) of Jajpur district, Odisha (presently staying in a rented house at Kangjabi, Imphal) and his uncle, Digambar, were returning home from the market.

security personnel said that when they reached near Mangal’s House, two unknown individuals on a Honda Activa shot Jagabundhu Malik on the left side of his chest and sped away from the site. The injured person was rushed to RIMS and is presently undergoing treatment under serious condition says Digambar.

A case has been registered at Lamphel PS regarding the incident, police said.
It may be mentioned that some underground outfits are boycotting the I-Day celebrations in Manipur.

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