Imphal: Manipur Director General of Police P Doungel Friday clarified that all police personnel of the state, irrespective of community, are performing their duty to the best wherever they were assigned.
Responding to a claim made by 10 Kuki MLAs in a letter addressed to the Union Home Minister that “all Meitei police were let loose upon Kuki residents of the city as well as the foothill villages on May 3 and thereafter”, the top police officer said that “there is no such action taken by the government or from any quarter. All the Kuki/Meitei policemen, right from DGP to the lowest rank, whether in Khaki or in Green are all performing their duties to thier best wherever they are assigned”.
“As it was premeditated, all Kuki police officers from the DG/Addl DG,jt DG down to the constables were stripped of all powers, disarmed and rendered inactive much prior to the 3rd May, while Meitei police were let loose upon Kuki residents of the city as well as of the foothill villages on the 3rd of May and thereafter. As a result of the backlash in the hill areas, all Meitei police staff have abandoned their posts in all hill stations,” the memorandum submitted by the 10 Manipur legislators claimed.
Earlier, DGP P Doungel (who is a Kuki) met with state Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan today and briefed on the present law and order situation and the efforts being taken up to restore peace and normalcy in the state.