Imphal, June 1 (). Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a high-level security review meeting here on Wednesday night and directed heads of all security agencies to take strong and swift action against armed miscreants to prevent violence and to bring back looted weapons recovered Do it.
Shah on Wednesday visited two more violence-hit districts – Tengnopal and Kangpokpi – and held a series of peace talks with leaders of various civil society organisations, influential leaders and security officials.
The home minister, who was to leave Imphal on Wednesday night, will stay back in the strife-torn state and is likely to return to New Delhi on Thursday.
The high-level meeting at Raj Bhavan was attended by Governor Anusuiya Uikey, Chief Minister N Biren Singh, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai and top police, paramilitary and armed forces officials. He reviewed the security arrangements.
Shah also visited various relief camps in Imphal, Tengnopal and Kangpokpi, where Meiteis, Kukis and other communities have taken shelter since ethnic violence broke out in Manipur on May 3.
He assured that helicopter service would be ensured for supply of essential commodities in hilly areas and for emergency needs at Churachandpur, Moreh and Kangpokpi.
The Home Minister tweeted, visited a relief camp in Kangpokpi and met members of the Kuki community there. We are determined to restore peace in Manipur at the earliest and ensure their return to their homes.
In Imphal, visited a relief camp where members of the Meitei community are staying. Our resolve is focused to bring Manipur back on the path of peace and harmony once again and return them to their homes at the earliest.
Shah arrived in Imphal on Monday night and held over two dozen meetings to quell the ethnic violence that has ravaged the state since May 3, in which at least 75 people have been killed and over 300 injured.
Moreh, 110 km from Imphal, is one of India’s oldest international trading points on the Myanmar border, with Tamu town on the other side.