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Manipur crisis deepens as video of burning man surfaces over social media

As Manipur is struggling to restore normalcy another viral video of burning a man spread on social media from Sunday. Security advisor, Kuldiep Singh recommended CBI to probe into the viral video of man’s body allegedly burnt.

The second video, marked as “Kuki”, was shared on several WhatsApp groups in Manipur on October 8. It shows a man, in black T-shirt and trousers, lying in a trench. The face has been bludgeoned and the body is on fire.

Out of 5669 arms looted, 1344 recovered out of which 1249 are sophisticated, 95 country made weapons, till last month.

Singh while speaking to the media on Monday in Imphal said that the viral video of burning a man occurred on May 4, when the violence was high in Manipur. And, he doesn’t have information of where it occurred, however, he confirmed that the man in the video is from Kangpokpi district. His name is Lalding Thanga Khongsai @ Lal James of 37 years old, son of Johnthang Khongsai of Hou Hongching village of Nongpok Sekmai Police Station, Kangpokpi district. His body lies at JNIMS morgue.

Security Advisor, Kuldiep Singh, has responded to a viral video that allegedly shows the burning of a tribal man’s body. He recommended the CBI to probe into the viral video of the man’s body allegedly burnt. He further informed that the DGP of Manipur Rajiv Singh has also recommended the incident be referred to CBI as it is also a sequel to the video of the women being paraded naked.

On July 19 the shocking video on Manipur violence went viral on social media platforms which showed two women being paraded naked and sexually assaulted before the public. The video has sparked widespread outrage and strong condemnation against the heinous act. The video was on the incident that took place on May 4.He said huge arms and ammunition were recovered in a search operation. During the last 24 hours, the situation in the state was tense but under control with a congregation of protestors. Search operations were conducted by security forces in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal East, Churachandpur, Imphal West, Kakching and Thoubal districts.During the operations, 11 (eleven) arms, 20 (twenty) ammunitions, 02 (two) kg gun powder, 01 (one) 51 mm Mortar, 01 (one) 36 HE Hand Grenade, 10 (ten) improvised mortars (Pumpi) and 02 (two) radio sets were recovered from Imphal East, Churachandpur and Thoubal districts.

While in another joint operation conducted at Sinam village, Imphal East district since early morning today. The combine team recovered, AK assault rifles – 01, Ammunition – 20 live rounds of 5.56mm, .303 Rifles – 01, SMC Carbine – 02, Empty Magazine (LMG) – 01, BP Jackets – 05, Khakee shirts – 05, Khakee pant – 01.

From Zalenkot village, Churachandpur district operation, the team recovered 51 mm mortar launcher – 01, SMC Carbine – 01, Country made pistol – 04, Pumpi (Improvised pipe gun), improvised gunpowder.

Another early morning operation was carried out in Khousabung village, Churachandpur district. On October 9, on receiving reliable information that some unknown armed miscreants had hidden some arms, ammunition and explosives at Yairipok Gwarok Hill. On receipt of the information, Special Operation Group (SOG) Thoubal along with COB Thoubal 33 AR, 195 Bn. BSF C – Coy Camp Yairipok led by Add SP (Ops)/TBL assisted by OC/CDO, TBL and one team of YPK PS under the supervision of SP/TBL launched a massive search operation at the aforesaid area at @ 1.00 pm. On searching the area properly, the teams found the undernoted articles and seized (1) 1 no. of SLR Bearing Regn. No. ED – 6370 along with 8 (eight) magazines (2) 1 (one) no. of 36 HE Hand Grenade without detonator at 2.30 pm.

The massive search operation was conducted from 12.30 pm and continued till 2:40 Pm.

Further, he said that in the present crisis in the state, the search operation will continue till all the looted guns are recovered.

Kuldiep said on October 7, a person was apprehended by Security Forces near the Indo- Myanmar border along with Rs. 20,00,000/- (twenty lakhs) cash and was handed over to Singhat PS. The arrested person is suspected of trying to cross into Myanmar for purchase of illegal items like narcotics or arms or any other contraband items.

He informed that movement of 408 vehicles along NH-37 and 445 vehicles along NH-2 with essential items have been ensured. Strict security measures are taken up in all vulnerable locations and a security convoy is provided in sensitive stretches in order to ensure free and safe movement of the vehicles.

As of today, a total of 133 Nakas/Checkpoints were installed in different Districts of Manipur, both in the hill and the valley and Police detained 1366 persons in connection with violations in different districts of the state, he added.

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