Manipur Police condemns recent attacks on police officers, initiates probe

Manipur Police condemns recent attacks on police officers, initiates probe

Addressing media in a press conference held at Police Headquarters today, IGP (operation) Kabib K said that on February 27, a group of armed miscreants allegedly targeted police officers namely additional SP, Imphal West, Moirangthem and inspector (OC-CDO Imphal West), P Achouba and attacked house and properties of former. 

The incident allegedly happened after interception of snatched vehicles and apprehension of person involved in snatching of vehicles. Attacking the police officers for conducting their lawful duties is very unfortunate and condemnable, he added.

Sharing the unfortunate incident, he said that on February 27, one information was received about stealing or snatching of two numbers of ambassador cars by some unknown miscreants from government oil depot located at North AOC. Based on this information, the above officers Moirangthem Amit Singh and P Achouba and other teams had conducted search operation and intercepted two vehicles which we were stolen or snatch. Along with this apprehended of one individual who is part of committing the crime. Later in this connection, one FIR case was registered and investigation into.

He said that in connection with the above incident targeted incident was allegedly carried out to above officers and the house and properties of Moirangthem Amit was attacked and vandalised. The additional SP was abducted, beaten and later released after timely intervention by the department. 

In connection with this incident, numerous narratives are being circulated on various platform including social media leading to character assassination of the said officers and the police department as a whole, he added.

He said that police department is putting all effort to ensure law and order in the state and the department appeals to general public for extending cooperation to the police department. 

With the Manipur Police being targeted, the need for calling in army and other central forces will be enhanced. This will cause more distress to public, he added while explaining to understand the effort given nu state police to maintain law and order of the state.