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Manipur govt appeals public not to fall prey to rumours

Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh said  that tension among the public has notably reduced Wednesday compared to the past few days.

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Imphal: The Manipur government Wednesday said that around 100 loaded vehicles stranded at Senapati district have reached Imphal safely with proper security convoys. 

Briefing the media persons regarding the developments in the law and order situation of the day, State’s IPR Minister, also spokesperson of the state government, Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh said  that tension among the public has notably reduced Wednesday compared to the past few days. The Minister also appealed to the public not to fall for rumours and misinformations. With the improving situation, the government has decided to lift curfew for six hours Wednesday in many districts of the state. This has allowed the public to conveniently come out and procure their daily needs and essential items, added the minister.

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Dr Ranjan also said that peace committees have been formed on different levels to bring peace and have been meeting people belonging to different sections. However, an unfortunate incident of the day was the injury of one Assam Rifles personnel in a firing incident at Dolaithabi, said the minister and added that the injured personnel is being hospitalized currently and is out of danger.

The IPR Minister further informed that Chief Minister N Biren Singh had also personally visited the relief camps at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex and CRPF Lamphel Complex Wednesday. He added that the CM interacted with the persons sheltered there and heard their grievances and assured them that the government is always there for all the sections of the society and will render all possible assistance for their recovery and rebuilding.

Dr Ranjan continued that surveillance of sensitive areas is still going on actively by using helicopters, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles to ensure peace and safety. He added that the state government is mainly stressing on evacuating stranded persons to their safe places at the moment, and today, around 5300 persons were evacuated to the relief camps or to their safe places. With this, the total number of persons evacuated so far during this crisis has reached thirty thousand.

The Minister also said that a total of 209 relief camps are being opened currently in the state and those staying there have been given regular medical check-ups and psychological counseling among many other services. He also appealed again today to the public to surrender the snatched arms and ammunitions at the earliest, and so far, 288 arms and 6700 ammunitions had been surrendered. A total of 288 FIRs had been registered so far, added Dr Ranjan.

He also sincerely appealed to the general public from different sections of the state for support and unity in such difficult times.

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