51 BSF companies engaged in Manipur

Imphal:  A total of 51 BSF companies are being deployed in nine districts of Manipur to assist the administration in maintaining law and order, said Sonali Mishra, ADG, BSF (EC) while briefing about the prevailing security situation to governor Anusuiya Uikey on Friday at Raj Bhavan, here.

​Maximum deployment is in Imphal, mostly in the adjoining areas of valley and hills (buffer zone) and strict vigil is being maintained to prevent any untoward incidents further, Mishra said.

Although, there have been resistance in discharging duties in some areas by local people mostly by women folks, the force is in touch with local populace and making them aware about the need to create a congenial atmosphere for restoration of peace and normalcy, she added.

Advocating the need to deploy a specific force to a specific area, ADG said, it will help to chalk out plans to face any eventuality in the area.

The governor  appreciating the efforts of BSF, said, security forces are meant to save and help people, and therefore all forces should work in this direction. She said, there may be some issues of resistance but efforts are on to make people aware about the need to cooperate with state and central security forces.

She said, many appeals have been made to various women organisations to cooperate security forces while meeting them at Raj Bhavan. She asked the ADG to assess the situation in the adjoining peripheral areas and if need arises logistical assistance can be provided to the people.

The governor said, efforts are on to bring peace and normalcy by central and state governments. She had visited many relief camps both in hills and valley and asked the administration to provide all assistance to the people staying in the camps.

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