IMPHAL- Heated argument erupted between the 9th Assam Rifles and Manipur Police on Saturday when few casper bullet proof vehicle belonging to the 9th Assam Rifles blocked off Kwakta Gothol road in Bishnupur.
A video that emerged on Saturday purportedly showed an argument between the soldiers and police personnel. A defence officer aware of the matter said Assam Rifles men were following the order.
“Vehicles were parked on the road so that there is no violation of the buffer zone deployment set in place by the Combined Headquarters.
As per protocol, job of central forces is to ensure strict implementation of buffer zone and prevent movement of members of either community towards each other for peace and stability.”
#ManipurViralVideo: Heated altercation erupts again between #ManipurPolice and #AssamRifles in Manipur. Manipur police on live video accuses AR of colluding with the #Kuki #militants.
The incident occurred after few casper bullet proof vehicles of the 9th Assam Rifles blocked… pic.twitter.com/F66oQHmiPF
— Ukhrul Times (@ukhrultimes) August 5, 2023
Local media reports claimed that a few Casper bulletproof vehicles belonging to the 9th Assam Rifles blocked off Kwakta Gothol road in Bishnupur.
The heated altercation took place in the aftermath of suspected militants killed three people in the wee hours of Saturday, while injuring a police commando, Paonam Apallo, 32, including a youth who sustained two bullet injuries on his left knee. A woman was also sustained a bullet injury on her thigh.
The Manipur Police. led by Shakti Sen, accused the Assam Rifles of colluding with the Kuki militants for blocking off the Gothol road for interfering in performing their duty.
A similar argument between the 37 Assam Rifles and Manipur Police took place at Sugnu Police Station in June.