New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered six FIRs and formed a Special Investigation Team to probe the alleged conspiracy behind the recent violence that began on May 3 in Manipur. The Kuki and Maitei communities have killed more than 80 people and displaced more than 35,000.

The six cases selected by the Manipur government for the CBI’s probe include a general conspiracy case to find out if the ethnic violence was pre-planned. More than 3,700 cases have been registered in the state since the violence broke out. Imphal West district recorded the highest number of cases, followed by Kangpokpi and Bishnupur.

Kuldeep Singh, Security Advisor to the Manipur government, indicated that the situation in Manipur is peaceful and under control, adding that there has been no incident of violence in the last 48 hours. He also announced that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a relief package of Rs 101.75 crore to assist the displaced people in Manipur.

Violence has been going on in Manipur since May 3. Violent clashes took place on Sunday in Seru and Sugnu areas adjoining the capital Imphal. In this, 5 people including a policeman were killed, while 12 were injured. So far, about 80 people have lost their lives due to violence in the state. The reason for the recent violence in Manipur can be attributed to the Maitei reservation.

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