Newmai News Network
Imphal | September 17
Police and RAF personnel resorted to firing tear gas shells and mock bombs to disperse people who converged at Porompat police station of Imphal East district on Saturday night.
It is alleged that five volunteers were picked up by a combined team of police and Central security force with arms and ammunition. However, from where they were picked up could not be ascertained.
Demanding immediate and unconditional release of the village volunteers, a large number of people thronged the Porompat police station on Saturday night, around 10 pm. As the people refused to disperse themselves despite repeated warning, police personnel at Porompat police station fired several rounds of tear gas shells and mock bombs to scare away them. A team of RAF also rushed to the spot and joined the police in the efforts to disperse the people.
The firing of tear gas shells and mock bombs continued till around 1 am and several people sustained minor injuries in the melee, reports said.