Biren appeals against election violence

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh reacting against the pre-poll violence that occurred in the state in the recent past urged the people of Manipur to avoid such violence.

Biren was addressing reporters at his secretariat on Wednesday.

In the present situation of the state, experience police officers are needed to control the situation. To control the situation state government had issued an order of transfer and posting in few days back, Biren said.

“… Election Commission of India has taken an independent security arrangement after the schedule of the upcoming poll. ECI might be trying to improve the situation in the state,” Biren said.

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“I am really against such types of violence which were occurred recently at Samurou area, Wangoi assembly constituency where two persons were killed and the Heirok incident where one was killed,” he said. Such types of incidents including explosion of bombs in some areas of the state might be carried out with political motivated individuals and plan crimes, he added.

He appealed the citizens of the state not to encourage such types of crimes and not to cooperate with such individuals.

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Despite the state government issued an order to pick up license arms before the scheduled of upcoming poll, some unknown miscreants shot a residence of Keirao Bitra Awang Leikai on Wednesday early morning.

Some unknown miscreants reportedly fired five rounds of bullets at the residence of one Ningthoujam Herojit, 41, son of late N. Deben of Keirao Bitra Awang Leikai at about 12.46 am of Wednesday

Herojit said after the gun shot, stones were also pelted at his house. He said one bullet was recovered from his bed room which passed through the bed room wall.

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Decrying against the incident locals of Keirao Bitra Awang Leikai staged a sit-in in front the residence of Herojit on Wednesday.

The locals ‘strongly’ condemned the gun firing in the residential area.

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