Heavy security deployment in and around Greater Imphal

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IMPHAL, December 2: In the wake of various militant outfits under the Coordination Committee and the URF/KCP boycotting the December 3 visit of the Prime Minister and UPA chairman to the state, the state government has already taken up stringent security measures in the Greater Imphal area since yesterday.

According to a reliable source, security forces have been placed at some 173 different locations around the Greater Imphal area, while another 61 mobile teams have been formed as part of security preparation. The state has further formed 54 temporary security posts in the Greater Imphal area.

Meanwhile, the state home department has further instructed the state DGP, IGP (ops), DIG zone I to inspect the security deployment starting from Friday night, the source informed.

Further according to the source, the state chief secretary further chaired a meeting and considered the various schemes to be represented before the Prime Minister tomorrow to be announced as PM package. The schemes were further finalized by a cabinet meet late this evening to be submitted to the Prime Minister tomorrow.

Meanwhile, the chief secretary has officially instructed all government employees in the secretariat and head of departments to attend the public meeting at Kangla and to be seated at the venue atleast 45 minutes before the arrival of the Prime Minister. The chief secretary has further instructed the heads of departments to instruct all officers and employees of the deprtment under their control to attend the meeting.

A separate official order issued by the commissioner GAD, government of Manipur has stated that any officers/employees who are willing to halt the night on December 2 in their respective offices will be provided food/meal by the GAD for employees of the Manipur secretariat.

It has further warned that failure to attend office will be viewed seriously and dies non principle will be applied and no pay shall be granted to the defaulting staff.

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