CM Biren condemns Skipe village attack

IMPHAL, 10th July: Chief Minister N Biren Singh has strongly condemned the attack on a team of 31 Assam Rifles in which Rifleman Ningthoujam Subhash Chandra Singh, son of N Tharongou Singh of Khangabok Awang Leikai, Thoubal district was killed at Skipe village in Kamjong district on Monday.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony held in honour of the deceased AR soldier at Imphal International Airport Tuesday, the CM said that a massive search operation is going on in the area and the perpetrators would be hunted down soon. Stating that government never endorses use of violence in resolving any issue, the chief minister said that the government has been urging all the armed groups to come to the negotiating table for seeking political solution. However, some groups are still continuing violence inflicting casualties on state forces, he said.

Earlier, N Biren Singh led others in laying wreath and paying last respect to the deceased Assam Rifles soldier. Deputy chief minister Y Joykumar, chief secretary Dr J Suresh Babu, DGP LM Khaute and other high ranking civil, military and police officers were among those who attended the ceremony. Later, the chief minister met Subhash Chandra’s family and expressed his deep condolences. He also assured them all permissible assistance to the family from the government’s side.

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