CM Biren pays last respect to martyrs

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Sunday led others in paying last respect to the martyrs who were killed in an ambush at Sehkan village, Singhat sub-division, Churachandpur district on Saturday.

Biren led top police and military officers in laying wreaths to the mortal remains of the martyrs of 46 Assam Rifles at the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport.

The chief minister strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Assam Rifles convoy. He shared his deepest condolence and shared grief with the bereaved families.

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“The government will not tolerate and compromise such terrorist activities in the state,” Biren told reporters.

He said he has instructed the home department and paramilitary forces to nab and punish the perpetrators according to Rule of Law.

He assured that the government would strengthen the security forces in the border areas of the state.

The Commanding Officer of 46 Assam Rifles (Khuga Battalion) Col. Viplav Tripathi, his family and four Quick Reaction Team (QRT) personnel were martyred in an ambush by militants.

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The proscribed outfits–People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF) had claimed responsibility for the ambush.

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