Manipur police on Thursday informed that the situation over the last 24 hours continues to be tense in the state.
In a press release on August 3, the police said that there have been sporadic incidents of firing and mob congregation.
They further stated that security forces have conducted operations in the Koutruk Hill range destroying seven illegal bunkers.
According to the police, a mob stormed the police outpost in Keirenphabi and Thangalawai in Bishnupur and decamped with a cache of arms and ammunition. Moreover, an attempt by the mob to snatch arms from a battalion of Manipur rifles was repelled.
They also reported an exchange of fire between armed miscreants at Koutruk Haraothei and Senjam Chirang in which two people including one security personnel were injured. The security personnel later succumbed to his injuries.
Further, the police mentioned that a total of 129 checkpoints have been set up in different districts of the state both in the Hills and the Valley and 1047 people have been detained.
The movement of vehicles on NH37 and NH32 with essential items has been ensured by the police. The police have also appealed to the public not to believe in rumours and be aware of fake videos. A helpline has been set up to allow people to report fake videos.
Earlier in the day, a clash broke out between security personnel and locals in Churachandpur following which a curfew was imposed in Imphal West and Imphal East.
The clashes broke out after a large group of locals, belonging predominantly to women of the Meitei community, attempted to move towards Churanchandpur from Bishnupur and were stopped by the security forces in order to preserve law and order in the area.
The march was organised after a Tribal organisation of the Kukis who had announced that it would bury some of those who had died, in the violence, near the area.
However, the burial was deferred after the Court ordered restraint from both communities.