The Joint Action Committee (JAC) Against the Mass Killing and Brutal Act at Lilong Chingjao came to an agreement with the Manipur government after meeting Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the chief minister’ bungalow on Wednesday.
The JAC also submitted a memorandum to the chief minister which included seven charter of demands in connection with the January 1 incident at Lilong Chingjao.
Both parties agreed on all points in the charter of demands after few tweaks were made to the demands.
As per the meeting, the JAC agreed to accept the bodies of the four deceased for their last rites.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, the convenor of the JAC, Md Habibullah informed that the chief minister had agreed to establish a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a police officer of no less than IG rank to investigate the incident.
He highlighted that the chief minister had also agreed to dispense ex-gratia to the families of the deceased and the injured victims.
We also demanded suitable government jobs for the kins of the deceased families, he added.
He stated that demands were also made to set up a police outpost on the adjoining areas of Lilong and Oinam Samurou.
He maintained that the whole incident could have been avoided if RPF had reached out to the local clubs for aid and assistance.
“The people of Lilong have always extended cooperation to others in dispensing swift justice,” he said.
He stated that he could not provide any clarification on RPF’s charges against Hassan.
“Did they seize drugs on that day or was it a different case entirely? Whatever the case, we cannot clarify on his behalf,” he said.
Some of the points included in charter of demands are formation of SIT to investigate the matter, formation of a Meitei Pangal Village Protection Force in all Meitei Pangal inhabited areas, Rs 10 Lakh compensation for the families of the deceased, Rs 2 Lakh for the seriously injured and 1 lakh each for the others.