The Communist Party of India Manipur State Council (CPI-MSC), on Tuesday slammed the state government for allegedly stripping powers away from state police and asserted that Tuesday’s incident at Moreh is a clear example of the same.
Even the public is aware that the situation in Moreh is already tense, yet the chief minister is allegedly remaining a mute spectator, given that he acceded to the move to let Union Home Minister Amit Shah take the lead in the hills, CPI-MSC stated in a release.
It alleged that the government's ignorance resulted in the death of SDPO Moreh Ch Anand, who was killed by a sniper bullet allegedly fired by Kuki militants in Moreh on Tuesday. It also condoled the tragic demise of the police officer.
The party also appealed to those concerned to initiate efforts in raising voices to the state government to ensure the state forces have full control of exercising their powers and rightful duties.
It lambasted the government’s claims of improvement of law-and-order and restoration of peace and normalcy in the state and asked whether the claims are only applicable to the valley areas of the state. It further asked whether the ‘law-and-order has improved’ claims mean use of excessive force against innocent people and terrorising them.
It went on to accuse the government of failing to maintain strict law-and-order in the hills of the state for decades, adding that the government’s continued negligence has aggravated the issue. The law-and-order situation in both the hill and valley needs immediate action, it said and appealed to the government to take necessary measures at the earliest.