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Imphal, 2 April 2016 : 9 persons including 5 women were injured in a fight between 2 villages in Chandel District headquarters over land dispute this morning around 6. The injured are admitted at SHIJA Hospitals and the condition of 3 of them are said to be critical. Sources said about 150 heavily armed villagers of Lambung village led by the village chief came to Mantripantha village in the morning and vandalised the fences of houses. Villagers of Mantripantha were attacked with sticks and knives when they tried to stop the advancing Lambing villagers who even fired in the air. Chandel police rushed to the spot and put the situation under control. District administration also clamped section 144 of CrPC in the area. Chandel MLA, Victor Nunglung visited the injured who are mostly villagers of Mantripantha.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : The sessions judge Imphal west M. Manojkumar Singh also did not allow the accused Th. Herojit Singh to make any disclosure. In the order issued today the sessions judge maintained that the court is not in a position to allow the accused Th. Herojit to make any disclosure whatever he wants at this stage of trial. The order said he has to wait till his examination under section 313 Cr PC. The order said it is settled principle of law that recording of confessional statement under section 164 Cr PC shall be made during the period of investigation only and it cannot be done after the commencement of trial. It may be recalled that the accused head constable Th. Herojit requested  the district and sessions court on the 24th of last month to allow him make confessional statement on the Sanjit Rabina fake encounter case. The counsels for Herojit and Taratombi left the court soon after the cases were dismissed.

Imphal, 312 March 2016 : In a new development in the murder of Laishram Naopak of Kwakeithel Moirangpurel, RK Dolly - wife of the accused police Sub Inspector, Laishram Birjit today came out and spoke about the incident in front of media. Addressing media persons at a club at Khuyathong Pukhri Achouba, RK Dolly refuted the media report of an extra-marital affair between the her and the deceased person Laishram Naopak as “baseless”. Some media reports claimed that SI Birjit killed his cousin because he was allegedly having an affair with his wife. RK Dolly further said her husband’s behaviour changed after he returned from Shillong after receiving police training. She said after an incident on Feb 6 her husband was consulting a psychiatrist.

Imphal, 31 March 2016 : A commando team led by Additional S.P, Imphal West, Th. Vikramjit today conducted search operation at PWD Complex. The operation was held to prevent unidentified persons disturbing the works at the Department at the end of the Financial Year. Employees of the PWD and other departments located at the complex were identified. 20 persons who did not have proper identification papers were taken to Police Station for further verification. During the search operation police seized 14 foreign liquor bottles and  20 litres of country liquor from the shops open in the complex. The liquor was destroyed inside the complex. Additional S.P, Th. Vikramjit warned the shop owners not to sell liquor in the complex again.

Imphal, 29 March 2016 : The Khousabung Sub-Division Demand Committee - KSDCC has temporary suspended the indefinite bandh imposed in Churachandpur district. The KSDCC termed the inauguration of controversial Kangvai SDO/BDO office by Churachandpur DC as highly sensitive and sentimental issue. KSDDC and local people also announce boycott of T. Manga Vaiphei, MLA of Henglep A/C for betraying his people, undermining the voice of the people who elect him and hurting their sentiments beyond redemption. The Committee also said they will never recognise the inauguration of Kangvai SDO/BDO office. It said they will will not give any cognizance to the SDO/BDO which has been established against the wishes of the people by suppressing democratic voice of the people by the State govt. The KSDCC said they will continue their fight for justice. Meanwhile during the indefinite bandh in the morning state police arrested 60 bandh supporters. The impact of the indefinite bandh was severely felt at Kwakta along Imphal-Churachandpur Road and Churachandpur District Head Quarters.  The indefinite bandh has been called by KSDDC demanding review of Cabinet decision to rename Thangting Subdivision as Kangvai Subdivision. The committee is also demanding renaming the new subdivision as Khousabung Subdivision with its headquarters at Khousabung.

Imphal, 29 March 2016 : A person was killed while three others were injured in an accident at Khabeisoi Mamang Leikai in Khabeisoi under Imphal East. The accident occurred at around 11 this morning. The deceased person is identified as Md. Azmir Khan alias Boboy Mayangang-bam, 24 years, son of Ayub Khan from Khabeisoi Mamang Leikai. According to reports received from the spot, Boboy along with others were collecting money from commuters in connection with the Yaoshang Sports Festival at Khabeisoi Mamang Leikai when a water tanker with registration number MN05-3744 hit him after hitting four vehicles. The water tanker hit one Chevrolet Aveo car and three honda active. The water tanker crushed a Honda Activa under its wheel and dragged it 20 feet to rammed into a tree. Boboy died on the spot while two girls riding the Honda Activa and a girl who standing on the roadside were injured. They were rushed to JNIMS. Angry locals torched the water tanker and closed the road for sometime. Police personnel of Heingang Police Station rushed to the spot and controlled the situation.

Imphal, 28 march 2016 : People in and around Imphal city today celebrated the last and fifth day of Yaoshang Festival by pouring colour waters on passere-by and putting colours on each other. Many young groups were seen carrying water tanks on vehicles throwing water to the people on the roads. As part of the Yaoshang celebrations, Kanglei Extreme organised a bike stunt at Sagolband NRL pump. Bikers of the association displayed different extreme stunts.

Imphal, 28 March 2016 : Compared to previous year the number of road accidents during Yaoshang festival was less this year. In Imphal East a single case of road mishap was reported in the last five days and one case of casualty was admitted to JNIMS at Porompat. According to JNIMS Police Picket there was no report of accidents in the last days except the one reported on the first day of Yaoshang. In contrast, Imphal-West reported 70 cases of road mishap involving two-wheelers and two deaths in accidents. Sources said this year no major accident was reported in Imphal West district. Manipur police had taken elaborate measures to prevent road accidents and other untoward incidents. Today many youngsters were seen enjoying the last day riding two wheelers in Greater Imphal areas. In many places young boys and girls threw colour water on the people on the road and put colours. Meanwhile police and traffic personnel booked the traffic violators and imposed fine on them. It may be mentioned that the traffic police has collected a considerable amount as fines during the drive against traffic violators during the festival.

Imphal;, 27 March 2016 :

Thabal Chongba which is an integral part of the Yaoshang festival is being organised in various parts of the state since the first day of the festival. Youngsters are enjoying Thabal Chongba organised in the middle of the roads in Imphal at night. The organisers have closed half of the roads in Keishamthong, Sagolband, Uripok.

Imphal , 27 March 2016 : Thabal Chongba which is an integral part of the Yaoshang festival is being organised in various parts of the state since the first day of the festival. Youngsters are enjoying Thabal Chongba organised in the middle of the roads in Imphal at night. The organisers have closed half of the roads in Keishamthong, Sagolband, Uripok.

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