Imphal: Security and police forces were Thursday deployed at all strategic and vulnerable points in Manipur capital complex here before the arrival of President Pratibha Patil, official sources said.
She is expected to arrive here late afternoon from Kohima.
Sources said extra precautionary measures were taken in
view of the boycott of President`s visit by Manipur People`s
Liberation Front (MPLF), formed by three major insurgent
organisations of United People`s Liberation Front,
Revolutionary People`s Front and People`s Revolutionary Party
Patil would lay the foundation stones of some
institutions tomorrow before leaving for Delhi.
Sources said round-the-clock patrolling of security
forces was on in view of the general strike called by the MPLF
which has been fighting for what it called an `independent
Manipur` for decades and called for a general strike today
saying president`s visit would not bring `anything good`.