Manipur Violence: Union Minister Rk Ranjan Singh’s house set on fire in Imphal

The house of Union Minister RK Ranjan Singh was attacked by a mob of over 1,000 people in Manipur on Thursday night. 

New Delhi: Manipur violence is getting ugly day by day. Amid violence all over the state, the house of Union Minister RK Ranjan Singh was attacked by a mob of over 1,000 people in Manipur on Thursday night.

According to reports, the mob managed to reach the minister’s house at Kongba despite a curfew in Imphal. There were nine security escort personnel, five security guards, and eight additional guards on duty at the minister’s residence at the time of the incident. Union Minister RK Ranjan Singh was not at the house in Imphal at the time of the incident, officials said.

Security personnel at the minister’s house said that the mob threw petrol bombs from all directions during the attack. This is the second time that the minister’s house has been attacked. During the violence in May, the security personnel fired in the air to disperse the mob.

The violence was preceded by tension over the eviction of Kuki villagers from reserve forest land, which had led to a series of agitations.

Earlier, Home Minister Amit Shah announced a judicial probe into the month-long ethnic violence in Manipur by a retired High Court Chief Justice. He has also announced a CBI investigation into six specific cases.

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