Curfew, which has been imposed since 7:30 pm of Monday in Manipur’s Kakching town after violence in the area, has affected normal life in the area.
As per media reports, the District Magistrate of Kakching has imposed curfew under Sub-section (2) of Section 144 until further orders.
It may be mentioned that the violence took place in the late hours of Monday as two persons, who were pushing their scooter, were hit by a speeding Maruti car, in which one of the due was killed. However, the person or persons, who were in the car and were responsible for the mishap, fled safely from the spot.
As the news of the incident spread like wild fire, the locals gheraoed the police station demanding arrest of the person or persons responsible for the death.
As the situation turned out to be tense and violence erupted with clashes between the protesters and the copes, the administration imposed curfew in the area. Meanwhile, a number of protesters have also been arrested by the police for being involved in the violence.
In a statement issued by Neilenthang Telien, District Magistrate of Kakching district, said: “A report has been received from the police that a volatile situation is prevailing in the area of Kakching town because of the use of the unlawful activities of some persons for the achievement of their objectives,” adding, “Such a volatile situation is likely to cause a serious breach of peace and disturbances of the public tranquility, and thereby endanger human lives and properties: and such disturbances of public tranquility, breach of peace, and danger to human lives and properties are sought to be prevented.”
The District Magistrate of Kakching has prohibited free movement of people and vehicles during the curfew. According to sources, security has been beefed up in the entire Kakching district so that no violence recurs further.