Manipur fake encounter: Indefinite curfew imposed

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Imphal, Aug 5: Indefinite curfew has been imposed in Manipur following a social organization's protest against the killing of a youth in a fake encounter. The curfew however, has been limited to the Imphal city limit.

On Tuesday, Aug 4, images of Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and police commandos were burnt at several places by agitators.

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Police fire teargas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the agitators, two of whom were injured and four persons were arrested.

Protesters blocked roads with burning tyres, nails, broken bottles and uprooted trees. They also attacked police personnel in several parts of the state.

Earlier, the Apunba Lup (A L) had called for a 48-hour general strike to protest the killing of 27-year-old Chungkham Sanjit in a fake encounter.

Manipur Police maintains that Sanjit was a militant and was killed in an encounter by police commandos on Jul 23 in the Imphal market complex.


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