Indefinite Curfew Imposed in Imphal

An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Manipur keeping in mind a Manipuri social organization’s plan to take out a torch rally on Wednesday night to protest against the death of a youth in an alleged fake police encounter. The curfew is limited to Imphal.

According to official sources, police personnel and commandos were positioned at different parts of the state capital to keep a vigil and prevent any untoward incident.

Administration has asked the citizens to stay indoors during the curfew which is imposed in Imphal East and Imphal West districts since 10 pm last night in the wake of widespread protest by public against the killing of Chungkham Sanjit (28) in an alleged police encounter on July 23 at Imphal market complex.

Major social organisation Apunba Lup (AL), which had called a 48-hour general strike, concluded last midnight. The organisation would take out a torch rally tonight protesting the killing.

In a statement, AL demanded immediate resignation of chief minister O Ibobi Singh and termination of services of the commandos involved in the July 23 incident.

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