Imphal, Apr 7 (PTI) Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has said that the case of missing arms of the 2nd Manipur Rifles Armoury will be thoroughly investigated and those involved in the case will be dealt with as per law.

The Manipur government had earlier suspended four high-ranking police officials, including an IPS officer, in connection with the case of missing weapons from 2nd Manipur Rifles armoury.

The government will leave no stone unturned to find out the truth in the arms missing case, the chief minister said at a function here yesterday.

It was found that a 9 mm pistol recovered by Assam Rifles on March 2 last year was one of the 56 that went missing from the armoury of 2nd Manipur Rifles, he said.

Such incidents cropped up as a result of rampant corruption by the previous government during the recruitment processes, he claimed and added the recovery was made before the state assembly election and the arrested persons were handed over to the state police along with the seized arms.

Altogether 56 pistols along with 58 magazines were found missing when the commandant of 2nd Manipur Rifles conducted a routine examination of the armoury.

The missing arms belonged to a batch of 570 pistols that were received by the state police headquarters in 2014 for supply to 2nd Manipur Rifles, officials said.

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