Sugnu and Serou villages of Kakching District witnessed destruction to men and material in violent clashes on 28 May 23. Villagers of both the communities were stranded in pockets under the protection of security forces. In a major evacuation drive organised by Army & Assam Rifles in coordination with Police, State Administration and Civil Society Organisations, nearly 2000 Meitei villagers were evacuated from Serou to Pangaltabi Relief Camp in Defence & private vehicles under protection of Assam Rifles. While aerial surveillance cover was given by UAVs, Mine Protected Vehicles and Area Domination Patrols were put in place on ground to ensure safe & incident free evacuation. Medical aid to those in need was given by service doctors.
Similarly, nearly 328 Kuki villagers from were safely evacuated to Sajik Tampak from Sugnu.
Indian Army & Assam Rifles remain committed to undertake people friendly operations & ensure safety of all citizens & would request all citizens of Manipur to shun violence for a peaceful Manipur.