Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh’s helicopter was ambushed on Monday by suspected NSCN (IM) cadres at Ukhrul district headquarters, injuring two Manipur Rifles jawans.
Aggrieved by this, people in Ukhrul public torched two police vehicles as security forces carried out massive operation at the Tangkhul Naga dominated town. Along with Dy CM Gaikhangam, Ibobi Singh took a chopper from Imphal around 9.30 am to Ukhrul to inaugurate a hospital and other office buildings.
As reported by Times of India, as soon as the chopper landed at a helipad around 10.30 am unknown armed men began firing towards the CM, police sources said and this ambush injured two Manipur Rifles jawans.
The CM and his team immediately flew back to Imphal.