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17 houses torched in Senapati district

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IMPHAL, Sept 19 - Around 17 houses belonging to about 25 families were burnt down following a land dispute in Senapati district, reports reaching here said.

The incident took place at Makhan village, located about 80 km north of Imphal, around 4.30 am on Tuesday, an official of the Mao Police Station said. A case has been registered and an investigation has been launched, police sources said.

Meanwhile, Senapati DC, SP and other officials visited the affected families who are currently taking shelter in nearby villages, and distributed relief materials among them.

The Tribal Affairs and Hills Authority and the Autonomous District Council of Senapati also handed over relief materials and cash amounting to more than Rs 4 lakh.

Terming the incident as unfortunate, Chief Minister N Biren Singh told reporters that the authorities concerned have been asked to maintain law and order and take necessary action as per law. The Chief Minister Biren also appealed to the parties at dispute to work for a settlement.

Meanwhile, the publicity wing of the Northern Maram People�s Organisation, in a press release, stated that Tuesday�s incident occurred due to land disputes between the erstwhile Maram Khullen circle board and Eshow Kahena of Makhan.

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17 houses torched in Senapati district

IMPHAL, Sept 19 - Around 17 houses belonging to about 25 families were burnt down following a land dispute in Senapati district, reports reaching here said.

The incident took place at Makhan village, located about 80 km north of Imphal, around 4.30 am on Tuesday, an official of the Mao Police Station said. A case has been registered and an investigation has been launched, police sources said.

Meanwhile, Senapati DC, SP and other officials visited the affected families who are currently taking shelter in nearby villages, and distributed relief materials among them.

The Tribal Affairs and Hills Authority and the Autonomous District Council of Senapati also handed over relief materials and cash amounting to more than Rs 4 lakh.

Terming the incident as unfortunate, Chief Minister N Biren Singh told reporters that the authorities concerned have been asked to maintain law and order and take necessary action as per law. The Chief Minister Biren also appealed to the parties at dispute to work for a settlement.

Meanwhile, the publicity wing of the Northern Maram People�s Organisation, in a press release, stated that Tuesday�s incident occurred due to land disputes between the erstwhile Maram Khullen circle board and Eshow Kahena of Makhan.