Manipur Violence: Union Minister Rajkumar Ranjan Singh's House Set On Fire In Imphal By Miscreants
Earlier this week, State Minister and BJP leader Nemcha Kipgen's house was also set on fire by miscreants.
In the latest incident of violence in the northeast state of Manipur, some unidentified miscreants set on fire Union Minister Rajkumar Ranjan Singh's house in Imphal late on Thursday. The incident took place in the wee hours of Friday. Union Minister RK Ranjan Singh was not at the house at the time of the incident, officials said. Earlier this week, State Minister and BJP leader Nemcha Kipgen's house was also set on fire by miscreants.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that the government is holding discussions at multiple levels and assured that action will be taken against those involved in violence. In a fresh violence case reported on Wednesday in Manipur, nine people were killed and 10 others were injured on Wednesday. Notably, Manipur has seen ethnic violence since last month.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday, CM Biren Singh said, "As per our commitment, we are contacting everyone, we are discussing at various levels. The governor has also constituted a peace committee and consultation with peace committee members will start. I hope that with the support of the people of the state, we will achieve peace at the earliest." He said that it is not easy to say that the situation will improve suddenly but the incidents of violence are reducing in the state.
"Most people have some feelings because someone has lost their near and dear ones. Somebody has lost their property. So, those kinds of emotions are there. So, we can't immediately say that everything will be alright. But you have seen that with the efforts of the government, and by involving the people, it is reducing," Singh further said.
The Chief Minister further assured that action will be taken against the culprits of violence. "Nine people were killed, and incidents of arson were reported. This is very sad. The combing operation has started to find out the culprits. I assure the people of the state, we will definitely book the culprits as per the law of the land," he said.
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