Manipur beefs up security measures ahead of Amit Shah’s visit

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Imphal: Manipur police have beefed up security measures ahead of the Home minister Amit Shah’s visit to Manipur, scheduled on January 6.

Chief minister N. Biren Singh on Monday chaired a meeting with his ministers, MLAs, civil and police officials at his secretariat here in connection with Amit Shah’s visit to the state.

“Deliberations were held on the preparations for reception, security arrangements and other programs,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

Imphal West district police, in the morning, conducted  house to house search operations and verification of bailouts, criminals and rented houses in the adjoining area of Changangai Awang Leikai and Changangai Ucheckon. During such operation around 60 houses were conducted search and verified 150 individuals including five bailouts. No one was picked up for further verification, a police report said.

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Another such operation was conducted at Kasturi crossing  of Thangal bazar side covering Dharmasala, Yaima store stretch, Bora gali  and Alu gali  by teams of the district police in the afternoon.  Around 167 individuals were verified at the said area. Out of them seven persons were picked up and handed over to City Police station for further verification, another report said.

Union home minister Amit Shah will pay his visit in Manipur to inaugurate projects worth over Rs 300 crore and lay foundation stones for over Rs 1000 crore projects to be taken up in the state.

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He will inaugurate Olympic Park at Sangaithel in Imphal West district. Statues of 19 Olympiads from Manipur are installed in the park as a mark of honour for their contributions.

The Union Home minister will also inaugurate the gigantic 120 ft high polo statue at Marjing hill, Heingang in Imphal East district.

Shah will inaugurate an 18-bedded paid private ward at JNIMS hospital. He will also inaugurate the Churachandpur Medical College.

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The Home minister will unfurl the INA flag at Moirang in Bishnupur district.

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