Murder of Athuan Abonmai: JAC consents to post-mortem
Following the post-mortem, the body of late Abonmai will be kept at the RIMS Morgue as the JAC will claim the body only after their charter of demands are fulfilled, JAC convenor Majabung Gangmei said.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the brutal murder of Athuan Abonmai gave its assent to carry out a post-mortem on the body of late Abonmai under a certain criteria, following a meeting with the chief minister on Sunday.
However, there is no change in the schedule of the agitations that was announced by the JAC earlier, said its convenor Majabung Gangmei while speaking to the media at the residence of late Abonmai in Tarung, Imphal on Sunday.
He said as per the understanding between the state government and the JAC, representatives of the JAC with its videographer will be covering the whole process of the post-mortem which will be conducted on Monday.
Following the post-mortem, the body of late Abonmai will be kept at the RIMS Morgue as the JAC will claim the body only after their charter of demands are fulfilled, he added.
As per the JAC, the charter of demands includes handing of the murder case of late Abonmai to NIA, suspension of the DC and SP of Tamenglong and providing compensation to the family of deceased.
During the meeting, the chief minister informed that the state government is in process to hand over the case to NIA, the convenor said.
There are no other negotiations except to carry out the post-mortem, he said, adding the agitations will take place as per schedule and will continue until their demands are fulfilled.
Gangmei also appealed to the state government to revoke the order of constituting the inquiry committee headed by IG (intelligence) K Radhashyam as the case is to be handed over to the NIA.
Inquiry by two different groups might mislead the facts of the case, he added.
According to the JAC, a sit-in protest was held on Sunday morning in front of the residence of late Abonmai at Tarung, Imphal.
Sit-in protests will also be carried out at 10 different locations in Imphal area tomorrow, the JAC announced.
As per the schedule of agitations, there will be a 48-hour blockade of national-highways 29 and 37 with effect from midnight of September 27 and a 24-hour statewide total shutdown with effect from midnight of September 29.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren in a Facebook post wrote, “Briefed the family members and JAC about the steps taken up by the government to bring the perpetrators to justice. Fulfilling one of the demands from the JAC, I have also assured various assistance for the bereaved family.”