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Manipur Violence: Cong MLA Ranjit’s house set on fire by miscreants

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Imphal, June 4: The house of an Indian National Congress (INC) MLA Ranjit was set on fire in Manipur in the wee hours on Sunday by unknown miscreants.

According to reports, the incident took place at 2:30 AM in two villages in the Sugnu area of the Kakching district.

Sources said that the home of MLA Ranjit was partially burned. A car, and a pick-up truck parked at his residence were also set on fire.

Earlier on Friday, June 3, four Manipur MLAs, including three from the ruling BJP—M Rameshwor, U Deben, Y Radheshyam were allegedly detained at the Sugnu Bazar Mahila Congress building by irate locals at around 4.30 pm.

MLA Ranjit was the only non-BJP MLA among the four.

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Also, on the same day fresh firing incidents allegedly by Kuki militants towards civilians were also reported in various parts of the state. Sources said that around 15 people were injured out of whom two are still in critical condition.

The injured were soon rushed to the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).

A video also went viral on social media where Manipur Rifles and state police personnel, stationed at the two villages of Phayeng and Kangchup Chingkhong can be seen engaged more than four hour-long firefight that led the militants return back to nearby hills.

The reports of fresh violences comes days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah warned Kuki militants to not violate the ground rule of Suspension of Operation (SoO). His four-day-long visit to the violence-hit state was concluded on June 1.

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