Police officer rescued, 2 injured in firing

Imphal: Security forces rescued a police officer and his escort were rescued from the hands of armed miscreants on Tuesday evening.

Armed miscreants numbering about 200 coming in vehicles stormed at the residence of the additional superintendent of police Moirangthem Amit Singh son of Dr. M. Kulla Singh of Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai, under Porompat Police station of Imphal East district.

The armed miscreants vandalised the household properties at the residence.

On getting information, additional security forces rushed to the spot. In the resulting police action, two individuals namely Rabinash Moirangthem, 24, son of M. Ranjan of Kwakeithel Akham Leikai and Kangujam Bhimsen, 20, care of K. Abosana of Khongman Bashikhong sustained injuries on their persons and were admitted to JNIMS Hospital, Porompat, a police press release said.

In the midst of the incident, the Addl SP and one of his escorts were abducted by the armed miscreants. They were later rescued from Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai area and admitted to Raj Medicity for medical treatment. A case has been registered in this regard and investigation has started, the release said.

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