Police station gate set ablaze

Imphal: A mob burnt down the gate of Moreh Police station on Monday evening after police beat up a person who was moving in a vehicle levelled Telecom.

Police commandoes deployed for duty at Moreh bazar conducted intensive frisking and checking during the state wide curfew enforced for containing Covid-19 pandemic.

The police halted a vehicle marked ‘Telecom’ moving repeatedly and checked the vehicle. Two persons including a woman was in the vehicle.

The driver, when asked to produce related identity-cards and documents as they were on telecom duty, failed to produce them.

There was contestation between him and the police after the man used strong words against them, a source said.

The commandoes beat the man.

The man went back from the spot and he brought a huge mob and burnt down the police station gate.

Later, the situation was controlled after both the sides resolved to convene a meeting on the next day.

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