Arms, explosives recovered in Manipur

Imphal: Security forces recovered five arms, 31 ammunition, 19  explosives, three packs of IED material and 10-meter Cordtex from Kangpokpi and Imphal-West districts on Wednesday.

Search operations were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Kangpokpi, Thoubal, Churachandpur and Imphal-West districts.

During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state was tense with sporadic incidents of firing and congregation of protestors, Manipur Police Control Room said.

Movement of 325 vehicles along NH-37 with essential items have been ensured. Strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles, it added.

A total of 130 Checkpoints were installed in different districts of Manipur. Police detained 1646 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the state.

The state police department appeals to general public not to believe in rumours and be aware of false videos. Any circulation of unfounded videos etc may be confirmed from the rumour free number – 9233522822 of Central Control room.

It also appealed the public to return the looted arms, ammunition and explosives to the police or nearest security forces immediately.

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