JAC against brutal murder of Athuan Abonmai, Manipur government sign memorandum

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Imphal: After multiple rounds of talks, the JAC against the brutal murder of Athuan Abonmai and the state government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Wednesday.
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It was acknowledged that the FIR lodged into the crime involved in the killing, has been taken over by the National Investigation Agency for investigation, he said.

It was agreed that an inquiry into the facts and circumstances leading to the death of late Athuan Abonmai, and to fix responsibility thereof, will be conducted by an officer, not below the rank of an additional chief secretary to the government of Manipur. As far as possible, the inquiry will be completed within three months. The inquiry will be independent of the investigation to be conducted by the NIA, and the findings thereof may be submitted to the NIA.

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It was agreed that the eldest son of late Athuan Abonmai will be appointed to the post of sub-inspector of police in the Manipur Police department.

It was agreed that an amount of Rs 10 Lakh will be paid as per compensation to the next-of-kin of late Athuan Abonmai.

It was agreed that a suitable site will be identified by the Deputy Commissioner concerned in consultation with the JAC for establishing a graveyard of late Athuan Abonmai, and where a Memorial could be set up in his memory.

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It was agreed that the JAC will suspend all forms of agitation and extend cooperation to the police and all investigating agencies to facilitate the early completion of the investigation.

The JAC will take steps for receiving custody of the dead body of the late Athuan Abonmai for conducting a funeral, with assistance from the deputy commissioner concerned, Biren said.

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