Committee against killing police officer demands action against Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorist supporters, 3 cops injured in 2 ambushes

Imphal: Joint Action Committee formed against ‘Cold blooded killing of Ch. Anand, SDPO, Moreh by Chin-Kuki Narco Terrorist’ demanded the government to take legal action against all the CSOs and students supporting the Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorists who are waging war in Manipur.

Sub-divisional police officer, Moreh, Chingtham Anand Kumar, 50, son of Ch. Kunjabihari of Kwakeithel Moirang Purel, Imphal West was shot reportedly from a sniper while inspecting the Helipad at Eastern Shine School, Moreh on Tuesday at around 9.45 am.

Police reported that the incident took place while state police along with central forces including SP Special Commando, Th. Krishnatombi and CO 5th IRB, H. Balaram were inspecting the helipad.

The bullet suspected to be fired from a sniper rifle hit at the back of Anand and passes through his abdomen. While the injured was trying to evacuate to Imphal by air, the MPS officer succumbed to his injury at around 10.15am.

The body was, then, evacuated in a helicopter and was brought to Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal. After performing necessary formalities autopsy was conducted at JNIMS morgue and deposited at the morgue.

In follow up action of the incident search operation was conducted by a combined team at the area. Combined reinforcement teams led by IGP Zone-I, Themthing Ngasangva while heading for Moreh, unknown well-equipped armed miscreants reportedly ambushed the police team at two different locations first at Bongyang village along Indo-Myanmar national highway where the police did not retaliate and continued to reach Moreh border town.

Another reinforcement team was again ambushed at K Sinam village along the national highway. The state retaliated and exchange of firing took place. During the firing three commando personnel received bullet injuries.

The injured personnel were one head constable S Thuikhavang, son of S Samuel of Kachai village, Ukhrul district; constable S. Sekharjit, son of S. Priyananda Singh of Singjamei Wangma Kshetri Leikai and constable L. Bangkim Singh, son of L. Tomba Singh of Yairipok Khoirom.

According to police Thuikhavang and Sekharjit were posted at as commandos, Imphal West unit and Bangkim of commando Thoubal unit was presently attached with escort of IGP (Zone-I).

The injured were evacuated in a helicopter to Raj Medicity for treatment.

Meanwhile, a public meeting was conducted at community hall of Youth Development Club, Kwakeithel Laishram Leikai, Imphal West.

The meeting unanimously resolved that the present government should wipe out all the Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorist from its operated areas and from the state; CSOs, students’ bodies and any group who are supporting the war of Chin-Kuki Narco-Terrorist should be taken necessary legal action; the government should announce to public when the war is going to be finish.

The meeting resolved to launch intensified agitations if the demands are not fulfilled by November 5.

Thuikhavang sustained bullet injury on hand and grazing injury on the abdomen, Sekharjit and Bangkim sustained bullet injuries on their legs.

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