AR-police face off at Tbl

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IMPHAL, Apr 5: Tension gripped Thoubal Police Station following a face-off between the Assam Rifles and the police over the alleged involvement of an AR vehicle in an accident occurring yesterday.

A source informed that around 9.30pm today, four fully dressed personnel of the 24th Assam Rifles post located above the Tomching came into the Thoubal Police Station complex regarding an accident and soon entered into an argument with the police officers of the station.

It is learnt that the bone of contention between the two is an accident which happened around 6.30am yesterday infront of the Wangjing Out Post of the police involving an AR vehicle, which the AR personnel were claiming otherwise.

As the argument failed to come to a logical end, one of the AR personnel fired two rounds from his weapon inside the police station complex, sources informed.

Soon after, higher ups of both the AR and the police arrived at the scene to bring the situation under control.

However, the situation continues to be tense even till late night, informed the source.

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