Army JCO Abducted in Manipur, Security Forces Launch Search Operation

Army JCO Visiting His Home On Leave Abducted By Unknown Miscreants In Manipur's Thoubal

Guwahati: In yet another incident of abduction a Junior Commissioned Officer with the Indian Army was abducted from his residence in Manipur’s Thoubal district on Friday morning.

The abducted officer is a resident of the valley district of Thoubal.

Informing that a massive search operation was launched to rescue the officer, security sources said that he was currently on leave and was abducted from his residence in a vehicle at around 9 am on Friday. The cause for this abduction was not known.

Security forces have launched a coordinated search operation to rescue the abducted officer and all vehicles plying National Highway 102 are being checked.

It is significant that exactly 10 days ago, Manipur was rocked by discontent from police forces after an Additional Superintendent of Police was abducted and his house in Imphal attacked by assailants identified as armed members of the Arambai Tenggol on February 27. An inspector was also abducted alongside him.

Later on they were rescued but sustained injuries and were admitted to a private hospital for treatment. The incident had prompted the administrations of various valley districts to requisition central paramilitary forces and the Army to assist the police with the law and order situation.

Manipur IGP I K Muivah had also warned that such incidents would necessitate the presence of central forces in valley districts – where the ‘Disturbed Areas’ notification under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act is not applicable unlike in the hill districts – if “police are not able to perform their normal duties”.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle with agency inputs )
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