Manipur unrest: Incumbent police chief replaced amid Amit Shah's visit to violence stricken state
Manipur, which has been hit by ethnic conflict between Meitei and Kuki community for nearly a month, witnessed a sudden spurt in clashes and firing between militants and security forces on Sunday, after a relative lull for over a fortnight.
The Indian government has appointed IPS officer Rajiv Singh as the new Director General of Police in violence stricken Manipur. Incumbent DGP P Doungel has been transferred as OSD (Home). The development comes as Union Home Minister Amit Shah is visiting the northeastern state with the aim to hold talks and facilitate restoring peace amid the ongoing ethnic violence that triggered on 3 May.