|Security beefed up for Manipur Assembly session|
IMPHAL, Aug 25 - Tight security measures have been taken up in and around Imphal because of the Assembly session which will begin from August 26.
The Monsoon session of Manipur Legislative Assembly will have only two sittings.
The tight security measures are being taken up against the backdrop of ongoing agitation demanding justice for the 12-year-old girl student who was found dead in her hostel room under controversial circumstances on July 18 last.
It may be mentioned here that that the Assembly complex is located just adjacent to Thangmeiband, the locality from where the deceased student hailed.
The police are apprehensive of the agitating public attempting to storm the Assembly complex while the Assembly sitting is in progress.
Besides this, many other civil society organisations are also likely to stage a protest near the Assembly complex raising their demands which the State Government are yet to address.
Meanwhile, as per a tentative business, obituary reference, presentation of the business advisory committee, motion for election of three financial committees for the term of 2019-20, report and resolutions of the government will be taken up on the first day of the session.
On the second and last day of the session, the House will have question hour, government business and presentation of reports on the Assembly committees.
To maintain law and order and provide adequate security measures for smooth conduct of the session, the State Government has also put in place tight security arrangement in and around the periphery of the Assembly complex in Imphal’s Chingmeirong.
Well ahead of the scheduled session, the police have already intensified security measures in the localities nearby the Assembly complex by way of conducting mopping operations and random frisking and checking on the roads nearby the complex, a police source said.