Security beefed up ahead of Pres visit

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Personnel of Manipur police on frisking duty as a part of security measures prior to the visit of President Pratibha Patel on Wednesday.
Personnel of Manipur police on frisking duty as a part of security measures prior to the visit of President Pratibha Patel on Wednesday.
IMPHAL, March 9: Tight security have been made in the entire greater Imphal, Mantripukhri and Lamphel areas on the eve of the proposed visit of the President of the India Pratiba Devi Patel to the state capital and the subsequent 40 hours general strike called by the MPLF to boycott her visit to the state.
In the meantime, all forms of security rehearsal for the proposed visit of the President of India have already been done yesterday at Imphal Airport to give her a guard of honour and full deployment of maximum strength of the state security forces have been made since this evening along the Tiddim road from Imphal Airport to Raj Bhavan Imphal.
According to a highly placed official source, the state home department considering the existing turmoil of law and order situation of the state and owing to the boycott by the underground MPLF on the proposed visit of the President of India from this midnight has taken utmost care providing tight and full-proof security to the visit of the President.
According to the source, a total strength including two SPs, four Additional SPs, 10 DSPs, 30 Inspectors, 55 Sub-Inspectors 31 Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 46 Head Constables and 351 police constables of the state police department have been detailed as security for the proposed visit of the President of India from Imphal Airport to Raj Bhavan along the Tiddinm road. On the other hand the first round of security rehearsal for the deputed stated forces were conducted today at 2nd MR Ground and Air Field of Imphal Airport today which was attended by 152 personnel of the state police forces, headed by Additional SP (Imphal West) with 38 Sub Inspectorss, 35 ASIs and 48 women constables from eight district police stations of the state except Ukhrul under Tamenglong have been detailed the security measures for the proposed visit of the President.

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