Pothashang News Service
Imphal, November 14: Government will not tolerate such acts and appropriate action will be initiated against those who are responsible for the killing and no one will be spared, said chief minister Nongthombam Biren Singh while paying homage to the two Assam Rifles jawans who were killed in a bomb blast at Chandel district headquarters yesterday.
Biren Singh along with deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh led the people in laying wreath to the mortal remains of the two jawans of 18 Assam Rifles at Imphal International Airport today.
Biren Singh said, the unfortunate incident that happened all of a sudden shocked us. It is a cowardly act to kill jawans who are here to serve us and we condemned it in the strongest term. Appropriate action will be initiated against those who are responsible for the killing.
He said, soon after the blast additional forces including police commandos rushed to the area and large scale combing operations has already begun and if required, reinforcement will also be sent. He said, he has already spoken to the ministry of home affairs and appropriate action will be taken in this regard.
Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Ksh. Bhavananda Singh, DGP L. M. Khaute, Deputy Commissioner of Chandel District, Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) Major General Virendra Singh and other top paramilitary officials also laid wreaths to the mortal remains of the two Assam Rifles jawans namely, Sohan Lal and Inder Singh. The two bodies will be sent to their respective native States for the last rites later today.
It has been reported that the proscribed RPF has claimed that a demolition team of its armed wing PLA attacked troops of 18th Assam Rifles at Maha Mani village, Chandel district yesterday where the two AR personnel were killed and six others wounded. One jawan killed on the spot while the other succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital.
According to a press release issued by the outfit’s assistant publicity secretary Bangkim, rampant human rights violation by Indian military forces in Manipur including killing of 1528 people in fake encounters, engineering involuntary disappearance of many people and raping a large number of women is now known to the whole world.The Indian military forces, particularly Assam Rifles have been committing all kinds Of criminal and anti-social activities using mercenaries.
To fight for liberation of a colonised Nation is a right guaranteed by the UN. As such, freedom fighters would continue to engage the adversary forces until the land is liberated, said the press statement.