Post-poll violence at Kumbi and Keirao ACs
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, February 27: Post poll violence erupted at Kumbi AC and Keirao AC today after the election results were announced.

About 15 houses located at Wangoo Makha Leikai and Wangoo Sandankhong at Kumbi AC were torched by unidentified miscreants soon after the election result was announced.

N Mangi of the CPI who won from the AC, on being contacted, said that the matter has been reported to the police.

At Keirao Assembly Constituency some residential houses were reportedly ransacked/damaged in poll related vilence prompting police to open blank fire to control the situation.

According to information received by the press, the incident occurred in the afternoon today soon after announcement of the results of election in which INC candidate Allauddin Khan defeated his nearest rival, MSCP candidate Karam Thamarjit by just two votes.

Infuriated supporters of Thamarjit allegedly started searching for the supporters of Allauddin Khan and targeted their houses.

At least five residential houses have been vandalised in the incident.

On receiving the report, a combined team of police personnel led jointly by Additional SP of Imphal East Radheshyam and OC of the Commandos Mobi rushed to the area to control the situation.

The police team had to make blank firing to control the situation.

Police also picked up some people from the area for questioning in connection with the vandalism.