Manipur to introduce Anti mob violence bill


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 19, 2018: Manipur state Cabinet has today decided to introduce the Manipur Mob Violence Control and Prohibition Bill in the State Legislative Assembly soon.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting held for the first time at Jiribam district Headquarters. It was the fifth Cabinet meeting held outside the state capital.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, works minister and government spokesperson Th. Biswajit said the rate of awarding instant punishment by mob without any fair trial is increasing day by day in the state. As such, the bill would be introduced in the House to check such injustice, he added.

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The Cabinet also decided to restart functioning of Jiri tea estate in PPP model through open tendering. The total area of the estate is 1100 acres, out of which 400 acres would be used in tea plantation, 600 acres in rubber plantation and 100 acres in coffee plantation, said the minister.

He said the Cabinet also gave its nod to revive Manipur State Lottery as well. However, lotteries would be conducted outside the state, and no lottery ticket would be sold in Manipur, he said. The dtate is likely to earn Rs. 50 crore to Rs. 60 crore through this lottery every year, the minister said.

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He informed the Cabinet also fixed Rs. 40 per square feet as land compensation regarding construction of Ukhrul-Toloi-Tadubi National Highway. He said National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd) would start construction of the road soon once the issue of land compensation is sorted out.

The Cabinet also approved reimbursement amount of Rs. 20,53,740 for 17 Manipur police, Manipur Rifles and Indian Reserve Battalion personnel treated at Shija Hospitals and Research Institute.


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