Manipur: IPS Officer, IGP Kabib K, Attacked By Mob in Imphal, Vehicle Torched; Probe Underway
- Indian Masterminds Bureau
- Published on 19 Jul 2023, 1:18 pm IST
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Manipur Police said that 30 persons have been arrested and raids are on to apprehend the other suspects
- Kabib K, IPS
In violence hit Manipur, an IPS officer of 2005 batch Kabib K, who is Inspector General of Police, was attacked by a mob in Imphal West district on Monday evening. One of the vehicles in his convoy was also torched.
According to police, the IPS officer and another policeman who was part of his escort team was attacked and police fired tear-gas shells to disperse the mob.
Manipur Police said that 30 persons have been arrested and raids are on to apprehend the other suspects.
Condemning the incident, the State Police tweeted, “Condemning the Attack on Manipur Police: The Manipur Police condemns the dastardly attack meted out against Shri Kabib K, IPS IGP (Z-II) and his escort personnel yesterday at Kwakeithel, Imphal West. It is hereby appealed to the public not to indulge in such anti-social deeds. It will not be tolerated. Thirty persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and raids will continue to apprehend more people involved in the said incident. While the police is working round the clock to bring normalcy in the state, it is expected of the public to abide and co-operate with the police authorities. It is further appealed to the public that there should be no obstacle to the movement of security forces in carrying out their official duties.”
Manipur Police further said that all lawful and legal action will be taken up in case of any deviation and obstruction.
More than 140 people have been killed in Manipur since the May 3 clashes between the Kuki and Meitei communities has led to continuing violence in this northeastern State.
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