Killing of Athuan Abonmai: 13 Manipur police personnel suspended

The police department also constituted a committee to probe “whether there were lapses in the security arrangements" in the killing of late Athuan Abonmai.


Athuan Abonmai (PHOTO: Facebook)

 

As many as 13 personnel of the Manipur Police department, including eight from Tamenglong district Police, four from 5th MR and OC Tamenglong, have been suspended in connection with the death of Athuan Abonmai, former president Zeliangrong Baudi (AMN).

The police department also constituted a committee to probe “whether there were lapses in the security arrangements" in the killing of late Athuan Abonmai.

An order issued by DGP, Manipur, LM Khaute, stated that the committee will be headed by Radhashyam Singh IG (Int) as chairman, IG (Range-II) K. Kabib and IG (Range-IV) Kamei Angam Romanus as members.

Against this backdrop, a team of combined forces comprising Manipur police, Manipur Rifles rushed to Tamenglong on Thursday.

As per sources, the security forces, including COs of five battalions of Manipur Rifles, police team led by IGP (Zone-II) K Jayanta.

The COs in the team are of 4-IRB, 5-IRB, 6-IRB and 7-IRB. A company led by three JCOs of 7th MR led by one gazetted officer was also a part of the team.

To take a key role in the operation, police commandos from four valley districts as well as from the special commando unit placed at Nungba were also taken along.

The police commandos include four teams led by one gazetted officer from Imphal East; four teams from Imphal West; four teams from Bishnupur; four teams from Thoubal and four teams lead by one gazetted officer of special commando unit from Nungba.

SP Tamenglong has been issued prior notification for making necessary arrangements of food and accommodation for the police forces that will be arriving in the district.  

Troops of Assam Rifles already deployed in the area have been also given information by DGP to keep smooth coordination during the operation to be carried out under the command of IGP K Jayanta.

Sources said that the combined team is expected to be stationed for seven days to carry out the operation. The period may be extended if deemed necessary. 

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First Published:Sept. 23, 2021, 10:36 p.m.

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