People’s committee meets CM, total shutdown to go ahead

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Imphal: Representatives of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against Brutal Murder of Athuan Abonmai met chief minister N. Biren Singh at his bungalow, here on Sunday evening.

The meeting was held as the chief minister invited the JAC. This was the third meeting of the JAC with the chief minister.

During the discussion the JAC reiterated the charter of demands for suspension of the district magistrate/ deputy commissioner (DC) and superintendent of police (SP) of Tamenglong since the unfortunate incident took place because of their negligence, inefficiency and suspected role of their collusion in facilitating of the crime, the JAC said.

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The chief minister stated that the abduction of Athuan Abonmai was not informed to him timely by the DC and SP. This itself is one of the valid ground which is enough to suspect their collusion and conspiracy of the DC and SP with the perpetrators which warrant their immediate suspension if not termination, it added.

The meeting ended with the assurance that the chief minister will do the needful at the earliest, the JAC said.

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The JAC decided to go ahead with the imposition of the 24 hours state wide total shutdown with effect from Sunday midnight to Monday midnight and to follow other democratic form of protests untill final settlement is arrived and justice delivered, it added.

“Right after I got back to Imphal, held a meeting with the JAC regarding the murder of Athuan Abonmai. As the Govt. has now handed over the case to NIA, we discussed the way forward to bring the perpetrators to justice,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

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“We will meet again to address few more issues,” he said.

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