Suspected militants ambush Manipur CM N. Biren Singh's advance security convoy

The convoy was on its way to Jiribam to assess the security situation ahead of Biren Singh’s visit to the district that has been affected by violence in the past one week

Updated - June 10, 2024 09:09 pm IST

Published - June 10, 2024 01:08 pm IST - NEW DELHI

An advance security team of Manipur Police that went to Jiribam to prepare for CM N. Biren Singh’s visit was attacked by unidentified armed miscreants.

An advance security team of Manipur Police that went to Jiribam to prepare for CM N. Biren Singh’s visit was attacked by unidentified armed miscreants. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

An advance security convoy of Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh was ambushed by unidentified miscreants in Kangpokpi district on Monday, leaving two police personnel injured, police said.

The convoy was on its way to Jiribam to assess the security situation ahead of Mr. Singh’s visit to the district that has been affected by violence in the past one week.

Also read: Manipur CM seeks police report on violence in Jiribam

The incident was reported in Kangpokpi district. A police official said a combing operation was launched by joint security forces.

Mr. Singh, who reached Imphal on Monday after attending the swearing-in ceremony of the Union Cabinet in Delhi, termed the incident a “direct attack on the people of the State.”

“It is very unfortunate and highly condemnable. It’s an attack on the Chief Minister, which means a direct attack on the people of the State. The State government has to do something...we will take a decision.” Mr. Singh said.

Arunachal CM condemns

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister-designate, Arunachal Pradesh, said in a deleted post on X, “Deeply disturbed by the cowardly attack on the HCM of Manipur’s advance security team by Kuki militants. Such acts of violence have no place in our society. Standing in solidarity with Manipur and urging for peace. I condemn this attack!”

A bullet hole on a vehicle of the security team

A bullet hole on a vehicle of the security team | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Manipur police had said on Saturday that several houses belonging to both Meitei and Kuki communities were burnt by unknown miscreants in Jiribam in the ensuing disturbances which broke out following the murder of Soibam Sarat Singh (59), a farmer on June 6.

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