Manipur: Tensions escalated in Jiribam, Assam Rifles Rescues Civilians

Assam Rifles reaches out to all stake holders for early return of peace and normalcy in Jiribam.

IMPHAL- Tensions escalated in Jiribam when a body of a 59 year old individual was found on 06 Jun 24. Miscreants disturbed peace and harmony in the area by burning some houses.

Assam Rifles undertook significant actions to prevent further deterioration of the security situation, ensured safety of the residents and prevented vandalization.

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Assam Rifles and Manipur Police carried out extensive coordination and thwarted an attempt by miscreants to loot the weapons from Jiribam Police Station.

Assam Rifles also provided security to isolated inhabited pockets in Phaitol and Raniveng thereby preventing likely attacks. Their actions resulted in the successful rescue of 86 locals, belonging to both communities from Dibong Khunao, Raniveng, and Monbung.

In addition to these efforts, Assam Rifles deployed columns to various locations.

On 07 Jun 24, miscreants commenced firing at around 5:30 pm in the Raniveng area of Jiribam. Assam Rifles swiftly mobilised to the location and carried out actions that prevented any untoward incident.

During the operation, approximately 66 locals from the Kuki community were rescued and safely evacuated.

Earlier in the day, 237 Meitei locals from Lamdaikhunao and Monbung villages were also safely evacuated to Internally Displaced Personnel (IDP)camp.

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Assam Rifles in coordination with civil administration, State Police, CRPF and other security forces also conducted a security meeting in Jiribam to address the concerns of the local community and to reinforce the measures being taken to maintain peace and order in the region.

The meeting was a collaborative effort, involving various stakeholders and community leaders, aimed at fostering trust and cooperation between the security forces and the residents.


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