IMPHAL- In the statement, Manipur police junked the reports and said weapons were looted in both hill and the valley regions.
“There is a report highlighting looting of arms and ammunition from different police stations and armouries in the valley districts only. The information is misleading to the extent that arms and ammunition were looted from different Police Stations and armouries of both hill and valley districts,” said the police.
“Security forces have been continuously raiding in the hill and valley areas to recover the looted arms and ammunition.”
The police added that 1057 arms and 14201 pieces of ammunition were recovered from the valley districts and 138 arms and 121 pieces of ammunition were retrieved from the hill districts.
The authorities also informed that another attempt to snatch weapons was made at Toupokpi Police output in Lilong Chajing, Imphal-West district on Saturday (August 5). However, the officers acted in time and managed to recover all four weapons after chasing the perpetrators.
“One person was arrested and the car used by the miscreants was also recovered,” said Manipur Police.
Accessing the prevailing situation, the government has decided to deploy 10 additional companies of central armed forces in the state. Five from CRPF, three from BSF, one from ITPB and one from SSB will be placed.
The central government on Saturday sent ten additional companies of paramilitary forces to Manipur as cases of violence once again shot up, and the situation on the ground remained tense in several areas.
Security forces, including the Indian Army, paramilitary forces and Manipur Police, have launched counter-operations to nab culprits behind fresh incidents.