‘Surrender Weapons’: Shah’s Stern Warning to violators

Imphal: Reiterating that mistrust and violence in Manipur was triggered by “a verdict of a court”, Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday announced that a judicial commission, headed by a retired high court judge, will probe the incident.

He further announced that families of those who lost their lives will get Rs 5 lakh each from the state and central government. “Education officials will reach the state and we will have discussions to provide uninterrupted education facilities to the students. Online education and examination will be held as per plan,” Shah said, adding that thirty thousand metric ton of extra rice will be sent too and more doctors will reach Kuki areas.

The home minister further said that several agencies are working in Manipur to investigate violent incidents. “High-level CBI probe in six incidents of violence has hinted at a conspiracy. We will make sure that the investigation is fair,” he added.

Amit Shah also warned the miscreants and asked them to handover their weapons to police as “combing operation will begin from tomorrow, forcing officers to take strict action”.

Appealing people not to spread or believe in any fake news, the Union minister said that at least 10 kilometres of the Myanmar border had been fenced and the remaining area will be secured soon.