From Our Correspondent
JIRIBAM | Sept 12
Various civil voluntary organisation of Jiribam district strongly condemned for allowing entrance of 45 outsiders illegally by the Jiribam police yesterday.
During a press meet held today at the office of Apunba Jiribam Meira Paibee (AJMP) this evening organised by various CVOs of the district, AJMP president, S Sushila said that in this midst of stringent ILPS protest and strict checking by Jiribam Police Foreigner Check at First Gate, few outsiders were apprehended and allowed to stay at the Jiribam police station on September 10. On the next day, altogether 45 outsiders was concealed under the tent on a truck of Triveni Conctruction Private Limited by one Pawan Kumar on the pretext of additional labourers for the Railway project instead of sending them back.
She further said the outsiders were discovered by members of drivers’ union of Gularthon after inspection as the truck covered by tent appeared suspicious.
What comes as shock is the revelation made by Pawan Kumar that the outsiders were brought by the permission of the SP of Jiribam police station, she said adding that it is unfortunate and the people of Jiribam strongly condemned.
General Secretary of Jiri Development Organisation, W. Dinesh Meitei stressed the need to find out how children of age 9 to 18 were brought as construction workers. It is questionable how the company is bringing in labourer without proper documentation and such activity should be checked timely.
Chairman of JLIPS, Jiribam branch, Hemanta Motum expressed that the incident that took place yesterday was an unfortunate one. He further said that Pawan Kumar who identified himself as the accountant of the Triveni Conctruction Private Limited narrated that a long exchange took place at Jiribam Police Foreigner Check Post, and later arrived at Jiri police station. After the permission given by the police, they were heading towards Imphal, he added.