Imphal: Security measures have been tightened in the state capital as well as district headquarters of Manipur where Independence Day functions will be held in the face of a strike call by militant outfits, a police officer said on Thursday.
Work for security sanitisation has been geared up in all these places by using metal detectors by the bomb experts and conducting frisking and checking of passers by at strategic points, the officer said.
Meanwhile, militant outfits have jointly called for a total shutdown in Manipur in view of Independence Day celebrations, the officer said.
They include outfits like United National Liberation Front of Western South East Asia, the Coordination Committee (corcom), United Revolutionary Front (Lalheiba) group and Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP).
The shutdown would start from midnight of August 14 and would last till 6 PM on August 15.