CM condemns Hengjang killing, assures to nab culpritsKANGPOKPI | Jul 11
Chief minister, N. Biren Singh has condemned the killing of Hengjang village chief and his nephew yesterday which took place between Keihao and Hengjang village in Island (Phailengmol) Sub Division under Kangpokpi district, while also providing assurance to book the culprits involved in the crime at the earliest.
The CM also sent a condolence message to the bereaved families conveying his solidarity while encouraging the bereaved family to stay strong and believe upon the government for justice to be done.
In connection with the murder of Thangneo Kipgen, chief of Hengjang village and his nephew Thangminlun Haokip by unknown gunmen yesterday and ultimatum of the Kuki Inpi, chief minister, N. Biren Singh meet the Kuki civil voluntary organisations at his chamber this afternoon in the presence of DGP, LM. Khaute; IG (law and order) Clay Khongsai; DIG Themthing Ngasangva and the SP concerned.
The Kuki CVOs include Kuki Inpi-Kangpokpi, Kuki Inpi-Saikul Gamkai, Kuki Inpi-Phailengmol, KSO-general headquarters, KSO-Imphal, KSO-Sadar Hills and Kuki Women Union-Sadar Hills amongst others. These CVOs were led by president of Kuki Inpi-Manipur (KIM), Khaimang Chongloi along with KIM vice-president and general secretary.
In an hour long meeting, the Kuki bodies pressured the CM to book the culprits within the stipulated time frame and bring justice to the bereaved families while highlighting the insecurity of innocent civilians in the state and the decision of Kuki bodies not to claim the dead bodies unless justice is served.
In response to the demand of the Kuki bodies, CM, N. Biren Singh made a concrete assurance to the Kuki bodies that the culprits involved in the crime shall be book definitely within a short period and asked the state DGP and other top brass police officials to arrange all possible measures to nap the culprits.
Exhibiting his humanity upon the bereaved family, Biren appealed to the Kuki bodies to reconsider their decision of not claiming the dead bodies and to have faith upon his assurance. He also instructed the state DGP to handover the ex-gratia immediately as per the norms and directed him to declare his assurance personally to the bereaved family members who were enduring a tough situation at JNIMS morgue along with the lifeless body of the duo mercilessly killed yesterday.
A reliable source informed that Rs. 5 lakh each has been arranged for ex-gratia while Rs. 2 lakh each was hand over to the respective bereaved family member immediately in advance while the remaining Rs. 3 lakh each will be hand over after due process.
After serious deliberation, the Kuki bodies decided to consider CM’s assurance and extended its ultimatum to book the culprits in one week-time and also decided to claim the dead bodies after post mortem was conducted at JNIMS.
KIM also handed over the responsibility of the case to Kuki Inpi Kangpokpi District till justice is served.
General secretary of KIK, Lamminlun Singsit said that an ultimatum to nap the culprits may be extended considering the assurance of chief minister but if the government fails to book the culprits within week one from today, an intense form of agitations will be launched.
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