Imphal 24th February 2020, (DIPR): On the Seventh day of the ongoing 10th Session of the 11th State Assembly Session, the house today unanimously passed seven demands for Grants amounting a total of Rs. 28,551,532,881 Cr. The said demands are Police, Rs. 2341,95,94,881, Agriculture, Rs 387,75,17,000, Vigilance & Anti- Corruption Department, Rs. 6,23,83,000, Fire Protection and Control, Rs. 22,13,70,000, Jails, Rs. 31,76,72,000, Home Guards, Rs. 21,35,10,000, Fisheries, Rs. 40,34,86,000.
Clarifying to a question raised by MLA K.Ranjit Singh regarding the lifting of AFSPA from the state, Leader of the house Shri N.Biren Singh said that the present government is also planning to remove AFSPA. Ministry of Home, Government of India has been approached twice in this regards. As wished by the people of the state, a committee will be entrusted to look into this and take up necessary steps in this regard. Shri Biren also lauded the effort of the previous government for lifting AFSPA from 7 Assembly segment in Imphal area.
Replying on the Khudengthabi incident in which one IPS officer was reportedly misbehaved by personnel of AR, Shri Biren Singh clarified that the personnel involved in the incident is now under departmental enquiry. Responding to a question raised by opposition MLA, Md. Abdul Nasir during demand discussion, Leader of the House said that there is report for the existence of drug factories in the state. Actions for busting such factories have also been carried out by police department. Penalties for those drug smugglers are decided by the court according to the quantum of crime, he added.
Regarding increasing poppy plantation in the state, Shri Biren clarified that the poppy growers in the remote hilly areas are at the hunt since their identity is found difficult to be detected. There has been a campaign for mass destruction of poppy plants carried out by the combine team of NAB, Manipur Police, Assam Rifles and Excise department as initiated by state government.
To a question raised by opposition MLA Abdul Nasir, Leader of the house said that 6 suspected person have been booked regarding the mob lynching incident occurred at Tharoijam of Imphal West. He further said that entry of civilian inside the court complex will also made restricted except for those who are close relatives of the accused.
Staff quarter including SDPO quarter at Moreh and other infrastructure of police department will be initiated on priority basis at the earliest. This was said by the Leader of the House replying to a question raised by opposition MLA Shri Chaltonlien Amo stating the requirement of government quarters for the police personnel at Moreh. Shri Biren said that since Moreh is the hub of Act East Policy, all constructions and the set ups will be made with proper quality control. More numbers of police/security out-post will be open along the Imphal Moreh road on priority basis, Shri Biren assured.
Replying to a question on the Bengal Eastern Frontier act raised by opposition MLA Shri RK Imo Singh, Shri Biren maintained that ILP has been implemented in the state. The state government is working to decide the Base year. He also maintained that all suggestions in this regard will be warmly welcomed. Further he said that, there has been check points opened at Mao, Jiribam, Moreh etc. for checking entry of illegal immigrants into the state. Mentioning the necessity of NRC in the state, he said that in order to identify the genuine indigenous people of the state, the state government requires to implement NRC in the state.
Later, The Manipur Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Taxation (Ninth Amendment) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the House