Manipur violence: 30 arrested for setting ablaze IGP’s vehicle


At least 30 persons have been arrested for setting on fire the vehicle of inspector general (IG) of Manipur police.

Hundreds of protestors including women  torched the vehicle allotted to the IGP (Intelligence) Kabib K at Kwakeithel, Imphal International Airport road in the southern part of Imphal city in Manipur.

One fire tender was rushed to the spot but the vehicle was reduced to cinders, official sources said.

The incident occurred when the protestors including women in large numbers blocked the road at Kwakeitel Imphal, near Imphal airport in Manipur.

They intercepted the vehicle belonging to the IGP and burnt it down to cinders.

The incident started after the Meira Paibi members blocked an army convoy carrying some civilian women, whom they suspected to be the Kukis, coming from Moirang, about 42 km from Imphal towards Imphal on Monday around 2 pm at Ningthoukhong.

--Northeast Now

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