Imphal, July 10, 2018 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh has strongly condemned the attack on a team of 31 Assam Rifles in which a Rifleman identified as Ningthoujam Subhash Chandra Singh s/o N. Tharongou Singh of Khangabok Awang Leikai, Thoubal District was killed in Skipe village in Kamjong District yesterday.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a wreath laying ceremony held in honour of the deceased AR personnel at Imphal International Airport today, the Chief Minister said that a massive search operation is going on in the area, and the perpetrators would be hunted down soon.
Stating that the Government never endorses using of violence in resolving any issue, the Chief Minister said that the Government has been urging all the armed groups to come to the negotiating table for seeking political solution. However, some groups are still continuing violence inflicting casualties to State forces, he said.
The Chief Minister further said that the search operation would continue till the culprits are nabbed.
Earlier, Shri N. Biren Singh led others in laying wreath and paying last respects to the deceased Assam Rifles personnel.
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Y. Joykumar, Chief Secretary Dr. J. Suresh Babu, DGP Shri L.M. Khaute and other high ranking civil, military and police officers were among those who attended the ceremony.
Later, the Chief Minister met Subhash Chandra’s family and expressed his deep condolences. He also assured them all permissible assistance to the family from the Government’s side.