IMPHAL, January 15: District Police of Imphal East and West, this morning conducted separate search operations in four different areas of the state capital as part of the security measure taken up ahead of the Republic Day celebration.
Imphal West commandos along with personnel of the 4th IRB conducted a search operation at Pishum area from Pishum Ningom to Pishum Oinam Leirak under the supervision of S Ibomcha Dy SP(ops) 5.30 am today.
During the search operation, people between the age group of 18 to 50 years were called out from their respective house and verified.
13 individuals who failed to produce proper identity were detained by the police and handed over to the Singjamei police for further verification.
Later at around 7.30 am, the same police team conducted a surprise search operation at North AOC under Imphal Police Station.
During the search operation various ticket counters of interstate Buses and wingers were thoroughly checked by the police.
Passer-bys were also checked during the surprise operation.
On the other hand, Imphal East district police personnel conducted a search operation at Soibam Leikai area from Ananda Singh Academy Crossing upto Citizen Club from 5 am this morning.
People were asked to line up at the Citizen Club ground and verified during the operation.
Six persons who failed to provide proper verification were detained by the police and handed over to the concern Porompat Police station.
Later the same time, another team of the Imphal East police had also conducted a similar operation at Haokip Veng around 7,30 am, although no one was detained during the operation.