Commandos launch manhunt in Imphal west district

Police commandos today launched a massive manhunt at Singjamei Sapam Leikai area in Imphal West district of Manipur following the movement of ultras, official sources said.

Last Updated: Feb 08, 2012, 13:39 PM IST

Imphal: Police commandos today launched a
massive manhunt at Singjamei Sapam Leikai area in Imphal West
district of Manipur following the movement of ultras, official
sources said.

Sources said security and police commandos checked all
the menfolk after calling them out from their homes and
searched every house since 4 am.

Five persons were rounded up and detained at Singjamei
police station but they were freed after verification, sources
said.

The state police headquarters have instructed all the
police stations particularly in the four valley districts of
Imphal east, Imphal west, Bishenpur and Thoubal to check all
passers by and leikais (localities) in their jurisdiction and
to launch random operation to detect movement of ultras.

Militants have been planting grenades or bombs and
exploding them at many places in the past four weeks in the
run-up to the assembly polls, sources said.

Elections to the10th Manipur assembly was held on
January 28 amidst boycott call by different militant factions
during which about 80 percent of 17 lakh voters exercised
their franchise to elect 60 representatives.

PTI