Mob did not storm home of Manipur CM
Indian police have dismissed as "false and misleading" reports that a mob attacked the private residence of Biren Singh, chief minister of the strife-torn northeastern state of Manipur, adding that it was protected by "adequate security". Thursday's comments followed reports by media, including Reuters, as protests rocked the state capital of Imphal, injuring more than 80 people, before the return of an uneasy calm yesterday. "News of the chief minister's personal residence being mobbed is false and misleading," the state police said on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. "Adequate security is already in place." Ethnic violence has plunged the state bordering Myanmar into what many security experts describe as an intense civil war fought over land, jobs and political clout between its majority Meitei and minority tribal Kuki communities. There was no violence yesterday, despite some protesters defying curfew in parts of city, as police and paramilitary troops stood on guard to keep situation under control. Mobile internet services have been suspended in the state for five days.