Security and police forces were today deployed at all strategic and vulnerable points in Manipur capital complex here before the arrival of President Pratibha Patil, official sources said.
She is expected to arrive here late afternoon from Kohima. Sources said extra precautionary measures were taken in view of the boycott of President's visit by Manipur People's Liberation Front (MPLF), formed by three major insurgent organisations of United People's Liberation Front, Revolutionary People's Front and People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak.
Patil would lay the foundation stones of some institutions tomorrow before leaving for Delhi. Sources said round-the-clock patrolling of security forces was on in view of the general strike called by the MPLF which has been fighting for what it called an 'independent Manipur' for decades and called for a general strike today saying president's visit would not bring 'anything good'.