Sec 144 imposed in & around Kamjong district headquarters after clashes erupted between two communities in Chassad; jhum fields burnt, under-construction petrol pump set on fire
Imphal: A day after clashes erupted between two communities in Chassad village of Manipur's Kamjong district, the district administration imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in and around the district headquarters to prevent any untoward incidents in the region.
The Kamjong district magistrate's order came after the situation turned volatile on Sunday. As per reports, the jhum fields of a local villager was burnt down by unknown persons in Chassad village. In retaliation, angry locals set an under-construction petrol pump owned by a local belonging to another community. Some workers at the petrol pump were also reportedly beaten up, said reports.
Later, as per reports, Chassad locals stopped passenger vehicles along the village. Unidentified youths also threw stones at village elders who were on their way for a meeting over the issue.
The situation, however, is under control till the filing of this report.
Meawhile, considering the intensity of the situation, state deputy chief minister Y Joykumar Singh visited the spot and interacted with the people involved in the incident.
It has also been reported that around 10 to 15 houses of Chassad were allegedly burnt down around 6 am on Monday. Because of this, some of the families of the village were forced to take shelter at nearby Assam Rifles camp.