Security alerted on possibility of attacks by NSCN-IM

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IMPHAL, Sep 15: Security alert has been sounded along the National Highway No. 53 and ADC Bhawan located at Sangakpham in view of possible major attacks from the underground outfit NSCN (IM) in the near future.

In this regard, wireless messages were sent to all police stations and outposts under Imphal West Police yesterday.

The message mentioned that relying on the state police intelligence inputs it has been learnt that Tangkhul Coordinating Committee (TCC) has recently demanded powerful explosive from one Fracis Tangkhul and Honreishang both residents of Ukhrul district and cadres of the NSCN (IM) to execute some operations with gelatin sticks.

It is also further learnt that, senior NSCN (IM) functionary has given the approval to purchase 2 kilograms of explosives to be provided to TCC. Besides it has also been known that one W Shimray of NSCN (IM) was planning sabotage on NH-53 by using gelatins and was also determined to target ADC members and the police assumed that the recent demand of TCC for procurement of explosive from the NSCN(IM) cadre could be used for the explosion along the NH-37 (53) and ADC Bhawan at Sangakpham.

In the meantime, teaking serious count the recent intelligence inputs, SP Imphal West has instructed all concern SDPOs and OC of the Police station under the Imphal West to remain in alert by taking necessary police actions to prevent any forms of major attacks from any unwanted elements under the district jurisdictions.

On the other hand, as part of security preventive taken up by the state police department, state government has approved for the opening of one Police pickets each at ADC Bhawan, Sangakpham and North AOC in the nearest future and for this purpose the construction of Santry towers in an around the ADC Bhawan, at Sangakpham will be erected very soon, the official source added.

In the meantime, it is also official instructed to all concern district police commando units of both Imphal West and Imphal east to conduct frequent search operations into the entire areas of Dewlaland and Tangkhul Avenue to prevent any form intrusion of militants into the areas, the official source added.

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