Imphal: Meitei community women block a road during a demonstration against the Assam Rifles, in Imphal.
Manipur Police have registered a suo motu FIR against personnel of the Assam Rifles, accusing them of obstructing Bishnupur police personnel during violence that rocked the town of Kwakta on August 6. A video of a heated exchange between the police and AR personnel had earlier come to light.
The FIR, registered by the officer in charge of Phougakchao police station in Bishnupur district, has been filed under sections of obstructing public servant from discharging their duty, threat of injury to public servant, wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.
In the early hours of August 3, three people from the Meitei community were found killed in their houses in Kwakta, soon after which heavy firing began close to the town at the border of Meitei-dominated Bishnupur district and Kuki-Zomi dominated Churachandpur district. The police had said these killings were the handiwork of “suspected Kuki militants.”