- The area domination activities have led to the recovery of 40 weapons (most of which were automatic), mortars, ammunition, and other things that could be used for war.
- Officials say that there have been at least 4,000 acts of burning in the state, where more than 36,000 people have been forced to move.
On the night of June 5-6, a member of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in action during a fight with a group of rebels in the violent state of Manipur. Army sources said that two members of the Assam Rifles were also hurt in the firing in Serou, Manipur.
The Spear Corps of the Indian Army said in a statement, “One BSF Jawan was killed and two Assam Rifles soldiers were hurt by gunfire in the general area of Serou.”
Officials said that the hurt army jawans were flown to Mantripukhri in Imphal.
Ranjit Yadav was sent to the Serou Practical High School in the Sugnu area of Manipur’s Kakching district to work as a BSF policeman. Yadav is the second BSF member to die in the state while working to stop the violence that started last month.
After the recent ethnic fights in the northeastern state, the Assam Rifles, the BSF, and the Manipur police were working together in the Sugnu-Serou area to take control of the area.
“At about 4:05 a.m., people who were thought to be Kuki rebels started firing heavily and randomly at BSF soldiers who were stationed at the Serou Practical school. A bullet hit Constable Yadav, who was with the 163 company. He was taken to the Jitan hospital in Kakching, where he was pronounced dead, a BSF spokesperson said.
Army officials say that the security troops and the insurgents fired back and forth all night.
“In the Sugnu/Serou area of Manipur, the Assam Rifles, the BSF, and the police have been doing a lot of work to take control of the area. During the night of June 5-6, there was intermittent fire between the Security Forces and a group of rebels. The Security Forces responded to the fire well,” the Spear Corps said.
The search is already in progress.
At least 100 houses in Serou village in Manipur’s Kakching district were set on fire by suspected militants on Sunday, and there was heavy gunfire between militant groups and security forces in other parts of the district, officials said. This made the security forces step up their operation in the area. In Serou, a mob also damaged the house of Congress MLA K Ranjit Singh, but Singh and his family were not hurt, police said.
So far, the area domination activities have led to the recovery of 40 weapons (most of which were automatic), mortars, ammunition, and other things that could be used for war.
So far, 98 people have died and 310 have been hurt in the ethnic violence that has spread to different parts of the state. Officials say that there have been at least 4,000 acts of burning in the state, where more than 36,000 people have been forced to move.