48 hours ultimatum served for justice to Athuan Abonmai

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Imphal: Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against the Brutal Murder of Athuan Abonmai on Saturday served 48 hours ultimatum to the state government to translate into action regarding the charter of demands submitted on Thursday.

This was declared by the convener of the JAC Majabung Gangmei while briefing to the media after the JAC held a meeting with various civil voluntary organisations of the zeliangrong community at premises the of Grace Academy School, Tarung Imphal west on Saturday.

The JAC demanded order for a high-level National Investigating Agency inquiry into the conspiracy of abduction, torture and subsequent murdered of late Athuan Abonmai under IPC 302, 364 and immediate suspension of the DC and SP of Tamenglong district

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It said the funeral of Athuan Abonmai will be withhold until the culprits are arrested and justice provided to the victim and his family and the values he stood for.

It demanded to provide appropriate compensation to the next kin of Athuan Abonmai.

Majabung said the meeting resolves to go ahead with the imposition of 48 hours road blockade on national highways 29 and 37 from Monday midnight till Wednesday midnight on the expiration of the 48 hours ultimatum.

The meeting also resolved to call state wide 24 hours total shutdown from Wednesday midnight till the next midnight if the state government fails to fulfill the charter of demands submitted by the JAC within the 48 hours road blockade on national highways.

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The meeting also resolved to launch democratic agitations in the form of sit in protest and rally during the 48 hours ultimatum served to the state government, he added.

It was also resolved to demand replacement of the chairman of enquiry committee IG (intelligence) K. Radhashyam Singh while adding that his negligence, inefficiency and ineffectiveness had created security lapses which has led to the abduction and subsequently killing of Athuan Abonmai.

Therefore, such a doubtful character official heading the Enquiry Committee may not bring the desired result, a statement released by the JAC said on Saturday.

The release further stated that all the assurances made by chief minister N. Biren Singh during the press conference held on Friday must be translated into visible action.

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Biren while briefing to the media at the secretariat had asserted that the interrogation of the suspended police personnel will be taken up separately by a strong probe committee headed by IG (intelligence)K. Radheshyam.
Necessary legal action will be taken against those police personnel if they are found having any collusion with the people involved in the abduction and killing of Abonmai.

Biren had said combined operations had been launched to hunt down the perpetrators in Tamenglong district and that it will continue until the culprits are arrested.

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