Imphal: With the enforcement of the model code of conduct (MCC) in poll-bound Manipur and to ensure a free, fair and peaceful election, a 24×7 excise control room and helpline have been set up at the office of state nodal officer (excise) here.
The control room has been opened on the premises of commissioner (excise) at Lamphelpat in Imphal West with and the helpline number is 0385-2412655, said a notification issued by the commissioner of excise B John Tlangtinkhuma.
Manipur will go to the polls in two phases — February 27 and March 3 — to elect 60 legislators.
Though Manipur is a dry state, Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country liquor are sold in a clandestine manner at different places. This is evident in the haul of a large quantity of liquor by the security agencies over the years across the state. Various local clubs, Meira Paibis (women activists) and anti-drug bodies also recover and destroy the same.
“All concerned are requested to support the initiative of checking, raiding and seizure of illicit liquor, beer, wine, and IMFL during the enforcement of model code of conduct for the ensuing 12th Manipur general assembly election, 2022 by providing credible information” to the office of the commissioner or the helpline number, the notification added.
Meanwhile, the Assam Rifles on Saturday seized a huge quantity of World is Yours (WY) tablets and 14 bullets of different calibers from a house at Tengnoupal district’s Chavangphai village bordering Myanmar, the paramilitary force said on Sunday.
Based on specific inputs, the troops of the force’s Moreh battalion cordoned a house of a suspect and a search yielded 12 bullets and two fired cases of 12-bore rifle and two bullets of pistol.
The recovered narcotics tablets are valued at Rs 18 lakh, said a statement issued by the force.
The seized narcotics and ammunition were handed over to Moreh police station for further investigation, it added.