PEOPLE DEMAND CLARIFICATION FOR KWATHA AMBUSH

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People of Khurai spearheaded by the BJP Khurai Mandal and Lamlong Keithel vendors staged a sit-in at Khurai Lamlong demanding the reason of the ambush at Kwatha that injured four state security personnel.

Ng. Ranbir Meetei, president BJP Khurai Mandal talking to reporters said we condemn yesterday’s attack to the escorts of MLA L. Sushindro Meitei. “Those who are responsible in the attack should clarify the reason of the attack” added Ranbir.

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Sushindro has strong feeling of building oneness and love among the people in the hills and valley and he went to participate at the Kwatha Laiharaoba festival. Such incident should not be repeated, said Ranbir.

The protestors put up banners embedded with “Attackers at Kwatha are enemies of the people”

Four escort personnel of Sushindro —two police commandoes and two Manipur Rifles personnel were injured at the ambush blasting two IED and gun rattle by suspected to be militants at Kwatha Khunou Lamkhai in Chandel district.

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The ambush took place in the afternoon while Suhsuindro was returning from the Lai Haraoba celebration.

The injured personnel were Lalminthang H. Mangte (sub inspector) and AK Martin Star (constable) of Imphal East Police, and Sarungbam Gourahari and Naorem Bishwanath of 6-Manipur Rifles.

Gourahari and Bishwanath were said to be critical. They were airlifted by chopper up to IGAR South and admitted to Shija Hospital and Research Institute. Gourahari was injured at the left eye, chin and at various parts of the body while Bishwanath was injured at the head.

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