Plan To Send Irb Recruits To Assam Cancelled: Biren | Guwahati News – Times of India

Guwahati: Manipur CM N Biren Singh has announced that the plan to send fresh recruits of the India Reserve Battalion to Assam for training has been dropped after their families protested their travel by road through the hills.
In a Facebook post on Friday night, Singh said, “The plan to send new recruits of the 10th and 11th IRB to Assam by road has been cancelled for now.An alternative arrangement will be made soon.”
Singh’s announcement on social media came after the families of these recruits staged a protest at the Manipur Police Training College gate at Pangei in Imphal East against the decision to take them to Assam via Imphal-Jiribam road.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had on Thursday said they would be trained at the State Police Training College at Dergaon since the situation is not conducive in the strife-torn state. He said his Manipur counterpart requested him to do so when he came down to Guwahati last Saturday.
There are more than 2,000 new recruits of the 10th and 11th IRB of Manipur who are awaiting training after their selection.
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