Manipur Ukhrul

1. Manipur police take significant action, eliminating 30 acres of illicit poppy cultivation in Tankhul Hundung village.
2. Ongoing efforts to curb illegal poppy cultivation linked to narcotics production.
3. Security forces conduct extensive search operations and area domination in vulnerable districts.

Imphal, Dec 02: Manipur police took significant action against illicit activities, destroying 30 acres of poppy cultivation in Tankhul Hundung village, located in the Mapithel hill range under Ukhrul district. The move is part of the ongoing efforts to curb the illegal cultivation of poppy plants, which are often associated with the production of narcotics.

In addition to the destruction of poppy cultivation, security forces conducted thorough search operations and area domination in the fringe and vulnerable areas of Imphal West, Thoubal, and Bishnupur districts. These measures are essential to root out any potential illegal activities and maintain law and order in the region.

To ensure the smooth and secure movement of essential goods, 288 and 293 vehicles carrying essential items along NH-37 and NH-2 were carefully monitored and facilitated. The security forces have implemented strict measures in all vulnerable locations, and security convoys are provided in sensitive stretches to guarantee the free and safe movement of vehicles, preventing any untoward incidents.

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In a comprehensive approach to maintaining law and order, the Manipur police installed a total of 141 Nakas/Checkpoints in different districts, both in the hill and valley regions. This strategic deployment aims to regulate and monitor movement effectively. In connection with various violations observed during these operations, the police detained 335 individuals across different districts of the state.

These proactive steps by the Manipur police demonstrate their commitment to combating illegal activities, particularly in the cultivation of narcotics like poppy plants. The focus on both destruction and prevention measures underscores the comprehensive approach taken by the authorities to ensure the safety and security of the region.