Around 140 Weapons Surrendered Across Manipur After Amit Shah’s Visit
National Desk, 2 June: As many as 140 weapons were turned in at various locations throughout the state on Friday , according to the Manipur Police as a result of the strong cautions given by Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his recent visit.
The SLR 29, Carbine, AK, INSAS rifle, INSAS LMG,.303 rifle, 9mm pistol,.32 pistol, M16 rifle, smoke gun and tear gas, locally produced pistol, stan gun, modified rifle, JVP and a grenade launcher are among the weapons that have been turned in, according to the Manipur Police.
In a news conference on the final day of his four-day tour to Manipur, Amit Shah sternly warned lawbreakers to hand up their firearms to the police in order to maintain peace in the state.
Additionally, Shah made announcements about the creation of a peace committee and the start of an investigation into the violent episodes. An investigation into the ethnic violence in Manipur will be carried out by a commission chaired by a retired Chief Justice.
Meanwhile, Manipur police chief P Doungel was demoted and shifted to the Home Department. The next Director General of Police (DGP) for the northeastern state is Rajiv Singh, an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Tripura cadre.
On the other hand, governments of Manipur and the Central government have committed to work together to award Rs 10 lakh in compensation to the families of those killed in the violence.