DD Padsalgikar, former Deputy National Security Adviser, the officer appointed by the Supreme Court to monitor and supervise cases handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and those of Special Investigation Teams (SITs), called on Manipur Governor Anusuiya Uikey and apprised her of the current crisis in the state, the Raj Bhavan said in a release.
Padsalgikar has been posted in this state, mainly to supervise the cases investigated by the CBI and SITs.
He informed the governor that, to begin with 42 SITs will be set up and investigated all the violence-related cases expeditiously.
As far as the cases in the hill districts are concerned, he informed the governor that video conferencing facilities will be provided through BSNL and NIC to get the cases investigated.
The first status report of the investigation will be submitted to the concerned authority by the first week of October, Padsalgikar informed, as per the release by Raj Bhavan.
He said, he had visited many relief camps and met internally displaced people in the camps. He requested the Governor to take all possible steps to extend help to the people, the release said.
The governor stated that both the Central and State Governments have already taken up necessary common programme of actions to extend help to the violence-affected people and also instructed concerned State Government machineries to provide help to those people and measures to be taken up to re-settle them at their respective places at the earliest possible time.
Akhilesh Prasad Singh, newly appointed IG, CRPF, Manipur and Nagaland Sector, also met Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Thursday.
The IG, while informing the Governor that he has newly joined as IG, CRPF, M & N Sector, said, he is already well aware of the current crisis arising out of the ethnic clash. Further, the IG informed the Governor that he will extend his fullest cooperation from his side to restore peace and tranquillity in the state which was warmly reciprocated by the Governor, the Raj Bhavan said in a press release.
The Governor said, the timely deployment of Central Security Forces including CRPF, could contain the situation from bad to worse. Further, the governor urged the IG to extend assistance to the violence affected people who have been taking shelter at different relief camps both in the Valley and Hill Districts, the release said.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) L. Nishikanta Singh also called on Governor Anusuiya Uikey at Raj Bhavan on Thursday evening.