CM Biren Vows to hunt down ambusher

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, July 10, 2018: Chief minister N. Biren Singh has promised to hunt down the militants involved in the ambush that killed an Assam Rifles jawan.

He strongly condemned the attack on a team of 31 Assam Rifles in which Ningthoujam Subhash Chandra Singh son of N. Tharongou Singh of Khangabok Awang Leikai, Thoubal District was killed.

The attack, which was claimed responsible by proscribed PLA, took place at Skipe village in Kamjong district yesterday while the Assam Rifles team was on road patrol.

The chief minister was at the wreath laying ceremony held in honour of the deceased AR personnel at Imphal International Airport today.

Biren said a massive search operation is going on in the area, and the operation will continue until the perpetrators are hunted down soon.

He said the government never endorses using of violence in resolving any issue. The government has been urging all the armed groups to come to the negotiating table for bringing a political solution. However, some groups are still continuing violence inflicting casualties to state forces and people, he added.

Deputy chief minister Y. Joykumar, chief secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP L.M. Khaute and other high ranking civil, military and police officers were among those who attended the ceremony.

The chief minister met Subhash Chandra’s family. Expressing his deep condolence to the families of the deceased jawan, the chief minister assured them to provide all allowable assistance from the government side.

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