Chief Minister Biren condemns attack as terrorism, vows to hunt down attackers
From Our Correspondent
MOREH | May 19
Four commando personnel were badly injured when two IEDs exploded simultaneously in an ambush by unknown miscreants along the hilly road of Kwatha village, Tengnoupal district.
The injured CDO personnel were, sub-inspector Lalminthang Hmangte, CDO, Imphal East, constable Martin Star, and Gourahari Singh and Naorem Biswanath Singh of 6th MR.
The injured persons were immediately taken to the check post of 12 AR at Khudengthabi and they were given first aid by the doctors of Assam Rifles. However due to the serious condition, two persons were taken to Imphal by helicopter provided by AR.
The blast occurred at around 12:40 pm along National Highway 102, approximately one kilometre before reaching Kwatha village, while parliamentary secretary (Home) Leishangthem Susindro was about to come back after attending Lai Haraoba ceremony at the village.
After hearing the news, a police team led by asst sub-inspector M Mubi rushed into the location where the team found one Maruti Gypsy badly damaged by the blast.
The parliamentary secretary had to stay at Kwatha village for around one hour but later he was good to go after clearing the road and he was escorted by SP, Moreh, ASP and OC from 12 AR check post, Khudengthabi for Imphal.
Later in the evening, PWD Minister Th Bishwajit Singh, along with Director General of Police, LM Khaute, visited the injured persons at Shija Hospital.
The minister strongly condemned the attack and assured that the state government will extend necessary help to the victims.
When inquired whether the police department has any clue on the identity of the attacker, the minister replied that there was no report as of yet and further stated the attacked area has been sensitised by the security forces.
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh strongly condemned the violent attack on the Manipur Police Commandos leaving four wounded by suspected militants in the Kwatha Lamkhai area along NH-2 of Tengnoupal District.
Chief Minister further expressed deep grief and anguish over the casualties of Police personnel in the unfortunate incident. He said that such attack is an act of cowardice and should be condemned by every section of the society.
N Biren Singh conveyed his deep sympathies for the families of the personnel and prayed for their speedy recovery. He further stressed that such attack was an act of terrorism and appropriate action would be taken against those perpetrators who are behind the attack.