State force deployed at all possible entry points in border
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 04 2010: State government has sent to heavy security reinforcement to guard inter-state border with Nagaland at Liyii Khunou in Senapati and Jessami in Ukhrul district where considered to be the routes that NSCN (IM) General Secretary, Th Muivah can sneak into the state, state Chief Minister, O Ibobi revealed today.

Talking to a press conference held today at the Chief Minister's Bungalow, Ibobi said "We will not allow Muivah to enter the state in any condition," reiterating government firm decision on barring him entering the state.

In order to translate into action the decision, government immediately called up police and state security personnel.

They were sent to the two sensitive places last night at about 11 pm and reached this morning to take post and have vigilant to the places where Muivah can sneak into the state, he said.

Official source also said that security personnel under the commands of CO of 1st Manipur Rifles, Priyobarta and SP of Central Jail Themthing has been sent as reinforcement at Manipur-Nagaland border at Jessami.

They have taken post today morning.

Another strong team of state security force under the command of SP Imphal East, Th Radheshyam has been station at Liyii Khunou at the border with Nagaland to guard the inter-state border.

The team took post today morning, the source added.

Clarifying of the government decision to prevent Muivah from entering the state, Chief Minister, O Ibobi said that the ceasefire between the NSCN (IM) and government of India does not extend to Manipur state and Manipur government is not a party in the peace talk.

"By road or by air, in any way, Muivah will be barred from entering the state," he reiterated and said government has decided to detail state security force in the two places where he can take by road to sneak into the state.

Mention may be made here that Th Muivah who had been camping near the interstate border at Vishema of Nagaland since the first week of last month May after Manipur government prevented him to proceed the state border had reportedly shifted to Pfusero village near the border with Manipur.

A highly reliable report said that Muivah has reached the village located after covering around 156 kilometer in the hilly terrain road from Kohima.