Security tightened ahead of President`s visit

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IMPHAL, April 26: Various security measures are being taken up ahead of the proposed visit of President Pranab Mukherjee to the state. Security personnel have increased frisking and combing operations are taking place at various parts of Imphal.

According to a source, the state home department intimated various departments to take up necessary actions in view of the visit.

The state government is preparing for giving a warm welcome to President Pranab Mukherjee on April 29.

The President will inaugurate the 14th Convocation of Manipur University at the Centenary Hall of the University on the afternoon of the day of his visit.

Source said that the President will be accompanied by 23 persons including four members of the national media.

Since the last few days, security personnel have increased condoning various sensitive areas in Imphal by Imphal East and Imphal West.

Meanwhile, the Thoubal District police on Saturday morning conducted a massive search operation at various places of Lilong area up to Oinam Sawombung under Thoubal District.

The house to house search operation was conducted under the supervision of Additional SP of Thoubal S Ibomcha and led by Inspector Anand, officer In charge of the Thoubal Commando from early morning on Saturday at Lilong bazaar area and the villages located on the both sides of the national NH 2 at Lilong area.

The team also conducted house to house search operations at Lilong Mamang Leikai, Mayai Leikai and Maning leikai up to Lilong Haoreibi area and also some part of Oinam Sawombung were also covered in the search operation. There is no report of anyone arrested or detained during the search operation conducted by the Thoubal District police.

Meanwhile, the PRO, Police has said in a press release that a KCP cadre identified as Takhellambam (o) Mala Devi alias Ton, 29, wife of T Ibungo Singh alias Victor of Lilong Arapti Mamang Leikai was arrested during a frisking and checking operation at the Northern gate of Kangla by a commando unit of the Imphal west District including women police constables.

The statement said, the arrested woman was assigned to extort money, transportation of explosives and planting of IEDs. Investigation revealed that she was involved in a murder case and in exploding IEDs in the name of URF in the recent past. One mobile handset was seized from her possession, it said.

A case has been registered at City Police Station, it said.

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