Dimapur, June 6: The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry into incident at Kangpokpi District in Manipur, according to a press release from PRO Defence Kohima on Sunday.
Based on specific intelligence, Security Forces launched an operation on the night of June 4 to nab the Secretary of KRA along with 3-4 cadres at Kangpokpi District, Manipur, it stated.
“Security Forces approached to make an inquiry when KRA cadres and their accomplices manhandled one of the Assam Rifles personnel and attempted to fire on the troops. Sensing the imminent danger and threat to life, the party reacted using minimum force. While the operation was in progress, a huge mob of locals surrounded the Assam Rifles post and resorted to unprovoked violence and arson. The mob torched two Assam Rifles vehicles and caused damage to the Assam Rifles post at Gelnel Village. They also disrupted the main road connectivity for more than 24 hours causing lot of inconvenience to local commuters,” it informed.
The Security Forces exercised total restraint to control the unruly mob with special consideration towards safety of human life and collateral damage, the Defence PRO added.
“Assam Rifles remains committed to maintaining peace and normalcy in the region,” it stated. (Page News Service)