Violence erupts in Manipur’s Moreh, soldier martyred in militant attack, Biren Singh government asks for helicopter from Center

Manipur Once again there is news of violence. It is being told that Kuki militants attacked a vehicle of security forces in Moreh town of Tengnoupal district on Wednesday. In which a soldier was martyred. While there are reports of some people getting injured in the violence. The injured have been admitted to hospital. Amid reports of violence, the state’s N Biren Singh government has demanded a helicopter from the central government. It is noteworthy that two days ago, Congress’ Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra led by Rahul Gandhi was flagged off from Manipur itself.

IRB soldiers martyred in encounter with Kuki militants

Police said that the martyred soldier has been identified as Wangkhem Somorjit. Somorjit was an Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) soldier posted as a state police commando in Moreh, Manipur. It is being told that security forces had an encounter with suspected Kuki militants at three different places in Moreh city on Wednesday morning.

Militants threw bombs and opened fire on security forces post

Police officials said that the militants threw bombs and opened fire at a post of security forces near SBI Moreh, following which the security forces retaliated. The militants also fired RPG shells at the temporary commando post, damaging several vehicles parked nearby.

Kuki militants carried out the incident to protest against the arrest of two suspects

Suspected Kuki militants opened fire on a security forces post, 48 hours after state forces arrested two suspects in the border town in connection with the killing of a police officer, police said. Earlier, the Manipur government had imposed complete curfew in Tengnoupal from 12 midnight on January 16.

N Biren Singh government asked for helicopter from Modi government at the center

Manipur Home Commissioner T Ranjit Singh, in a letter to the Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry, said the law and order situation in the border town of Moreh remains a matter of concern. Given the situation prevailing in Moreh, a medical emergency may arise at any time. Manipur government has asked for helicopters from the Home Ministry for at least seven days. Moreh is 105 km from the state capital Imphal. It was also written in the letter that the Home Ministry had asked on January 4 to inform the duration and number of Home Ministry helicopters required, because due to limited resources in the North East region, the Home Ministry helicopters could not be deployed at one place. But it may not be possible to provide it for a long time.

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