IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh to the Imphal East District Police team in Imphal for rescuing three workers from suspected militants.
Meanwhile, Manipur chief minister taking to his Twitter handle wrote, "Well done Imphal East District Police and Commando team for rescuing three labourers from their kidnappers today. Handed over a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh for their bravery and the police team will also be awarded Chief Minister's commendation certificates."
According to reports, a ceremony was held in Chief Minister's Secretariat in Imphal wherein a cheque of Rs 10 lakh was handed over to the Imphal East District Police team.
It is to be mentioned that the matter was reported to the Thoubal Dam Police Station on February 11 at about 11.30 am, Imphal East District Police and Imphal East District police commandos immediately swung into action launching intensive search operations at Keihao, Henjang, Kamuching forest hill ranges.
Notably, a team led by Imphal East Additional Superintendent of Police (Operations) Roni Mayengbam rescued the workers from a hill range located between Boljang and New Boljang village after a fierce gunfight that lasted for around two hours beginning at about 5 AM on February 12.
Meanwhile, the police also recovered one AK-56 assault rifle from the spot.
The Chief Minister also lauded the Imphal East police team for successfully rescuing the workers and announced that commendation certificates would be given to all the personnel and officers, who took part in the day's operation.
Speaking at the ceremony the CM said to media that the search operation will continue to arrest the suspected abductors who escaped taking advantage of the nearby jungle and urged people not to give shelter to such miscreants.
DGP Manipur LM Khaute led high ranking officers of the Manipur Police Department including IGPs and the SP of Imphal East District and others at the ceremony.