Security beefed up in state ahead of Prime Minister's visit
STAFF REPORTER IMPHAL, 10th Mar: Security has been beefed up in the state, Imphal city in particular, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on March 16 to inaugurate the 105th Indian Science Congress (ISC) at Manipur University.
As part of security arrangements, search and frisking operations have been conducted in several parts of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stone of National Sports University and 1000 Anganwadi centres during his visit to the state on March 16.
According to police reports, Imphal West District Police Commandos conducted search operations at Ngari Gali, Thangal Keithel and Kalibari area which fall under the jurisdiction of City Police station on Saturday. During the search operations, around 100 people were checked and verified.
The same police team also carried out searches at Uripok Khaidem Leikai area wherein police commandos conducted house to house verification. However, no case of any individual being detained for verification has been reported.
Imphal West District Police along with commandos further carried out search operations at Kwakeithel area and conducted verification of all males present in the area. During the verification process, five people who failed to produce identification documents were detained and handed over to Kwakeithel outpost for further verification.
On the other hand, Imphal West District Police along with commandos carried out search operation in Singjamei area and frisked the passersby. During the drive, 24 people who were driving two wheelers without registration number were detained and handed over to Singjamei PS for further verification.
In Jiribam also, a police team led by Jiribam district police additional SP (Ops) K Ajitkumar conducted search operation in Kaligar area under Jiribam Police station from 7 am to 9 am Saturday. During the security pre-emptive campaign, 500 people were verified and 21 of them detained and handed over to Jiribam Police Station for further verification.
The areas under special security control for the PM’s visit include Imphal Airport road stretch, in and around Manipur University and the road from Imphal to the university, Imphal city, adjacent areas of Koutruk where the permanent campus of National Sport University is to be constructed and sensitive areas in the outskirts of the capital city.