Normalcy limping back in ambush area; villagers returning home; administration thanked

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Villagers roaming around with air gun at the ambush site at Paraolon, Chandel District, Manipur. Photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum.
Villagers roaming around with air gun at the ambush site at Paraolon, Chandel District, Manipur. Photo by Deepak Shijagurumayum.

CHANDEL, June, 18: With situation in Chandel limping back to normalcy, terrified villagers of Paraolon who fled their homes after the ambush on June 4 have started returning home from today.

The district administration initiated a measure wherein about 30 households belonging to Paraolon villagers have reached their homes in a shaktiman provided by the district administration. Many more have reported desire to go back home in a couple of days.

Chandel DC Robert Singh Khetrimayum who was travelling to Paraolon with the villagers also distributed items like rice and dal to the affected people. He was accompanied by CNPO president Ws Kanral Anal and chief of Paraolon village James Dilbung during the trip.

Deputy Commissioner also visited Moltuk village for an interaction with the Commanding Officer of 6 Dogra Regiment. He enquired about the state of Challong and Kotal Khunthak village at Moltuk. He met villagers of Moltuk and asked their problems and difficulties during which the villagers responded that no serious problem other than restriction of movement at night and night-halt in the fields faced by them currently.

Briefing the media, chief of Paraolon James Dilbung thanked the Chandel district administration for providing two shaktiman trucks, rice bags and some eatables.

He also thanked the Sector Commander of 26 Assam Rifles and Commanding Officer of 20 AR. He also thanked the CO of 6 Dogra regiment Moltuk post for assuring safety of his villagers and the adjoining areas and expressing willingness to help and live peacefully with the villagers as before.

The CNPO president Ws Kanral Anal, while expressing thanks to the district administration, Sector Commander of 26 Assam Rifles and the 6 Dogra regiment for their collective efforts to bring back normalcy, strongly appeal to all parties or groups not to disturb peaceful atmosphere again.

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