The mob managed to partially torch the newly set-up open gym at PT Sports complex at New Lamka which Biren Singh was slated to inaugurate on Friday afternoon, police said.
The Manipur Government shut down mobile data services in Churachandpur and Pherzawl districts for five days with immediate effect from Friday after a mob set on fire an open gym facility that was to be inaugurated by Chief Minister N Biren Singh. The authorities also clamped section 144 in the district headquarters of Churachandpur until further orders.
An order issued by the state Home Department said mobile data services were suspended to maintain the law and order situation by curbing the spread of misinformation on social media platforms.
“To prevent any loss of life or danger to public/private property, it has become necessary to take adequate measures to maintain law and order in the public interest, by stopping disinformation and rumours through various social media platforms,” the order read.