In view of the developing volatile law and order situation in Moreh town, the Manipur home department on January 17 wrote to the Union home ministry requesting “air assets” or helicopters to meet emergency requirement.
In the letter written by home commissioner T Ranjit Singh, it said: “The law and order situation at the border town of Moreh has become a matter of serious concern as there have been continuous exchanges of fire taking place and this has resulted in the death of one IRB personnel this morning.”
In view of the prevalent situation, the situation may deteriorate further in Moreh, it said while asserting that medical emergencies may arise any time.
The police department has also informed that there is also need for airlifting of security personnel, ammunition, etc. to Moreh, it added.
The letter requested the MHA to provide “air assets” or helicopters to the state government and place them in Imphal immediately for a minimum period of seven days.