Imphal: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said the police have achieved success in busting illegal liquor factories and arresting people for burning forests in hill areas.
CM addressing the media here on Friday said illegal manufacturing of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) was detected in Thoubal District. One Thokchom Bobo Singh was found involved in the case, and he was picked up with two other persons.
Condemning such activities for causing serious health hazards to the people, the Chief Minister stated that such heinous acts could be taken as an attempt to murder.
He stressed the need for coordinated work by the judiciary and executive branch to stop unlawful activities and save the state from their ill effects. He expressed the government’s stand to take action against those involved in such activities, irrespective of communities and religions.
Biren further informed that a team from Sagolmang Police Station had arrested three persons for their involvement in setting fire to the hill range of Kongba Maru. A case had also been registered against them under the relevant sections for further investigation and necessary legal action.