Mob of Meitei neighborhood breaks into police armoury, loots weapons

A mob of majority Meitei neighborhood of Manipur broke right into a state police armoury and took away weapons, together with assault rifles and over 19,000 bullets of assorted calibres in a recent incident of arms looting yesterday, the Indian media reported right now citing officers.

The incident happened on the battalion headquarters of the 2nd India Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Naranseina in Bishnupur district, stories PTI.

The mob gathered there to march in the direction of Churachandpur the place tribal Kukis had been planning to hold out a mass burial of their folks killed in ethnic clashes with the Meteis that broke out within the state on Could 3.

Greater than 19,000 rounds of bullets of various calibres, assault rifles, 195 self-loading rifles, 5 MP-5 weapons, sixteen 9mm pistols, 25 bulletproof jackets, 21 carbines, 124 hand grenades had been looted by the mob, amongst others, officers mentioned.

The mass burial programme by the Kukis triggered recent pressure within the state with the bulk neighborhood opposing the transfer.

Greater than 25 folks had been injured in clashes yesterday as the military and Fast Motion Pressure personnel lobbed tear gasoline shells in Kangvai and Phougakchao areas in Bishnupur district to cease processions on their method to the proposed burial website in violation of restrictions on gatherings, officers mentioned.

The bulk neighborhood had additionally tried to loot two different armouries positioned within the state capital however the makes an attempt had been foiled.

The Manipur Excessive Courtroom yesterday stayed the proposed mass burial despite the fact that the Kuki neighborhood claimed that they had postponed the programme after discussions with the Indian residence ministry.

Greater than 160 folks misplaced their lives and several other hundred had been injured because the ethnic clashes broke out in Manipur on Could 3.

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