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Commandos down arms over attack on Imphal (W) ASP

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GUWAHATI: Hundreds of

Manipur police commandos

from four districts went on an

arms-down protest

on Wednesday, in a symbolic demonstration denouncing the

abduction and assault

on an additional SP and

indiscriminate firing

by unidentified gunmen at the officer’s home in Imphal the previous evening.
Commandos from Imphal West, Thoubal, Kakching, and Bishnupur districts participated in the protest, urging authorities to take decisive action against the attackers. Senior police officers held discussions with the protesters at their respective bases.
“Around 200 armed miscreants came in vehicles and attacked the residence of Imphal West district additional SP Moirangthem Amit Singh. He and one of his escorts were abducted by the miscreants. They were later rescued and admitted to Raj Medicity for treatment,” said a senior police officer.
Additional forces were promptly deployed, resulting in crossfire where civilians Rabinash Moirangthem (24) and Kangujam Bhimsen (20) suffered bullet wounds. “A case has been registered, and the investigation has started,” police said.

CM N Biren Singh visited the wounded officer at the private hospital on Wednesday.

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