IMPHAL | Jul 23: ‘JAC against Mysterious Death of Ningthoujam Babysana Chanu’ has imposed a 24 hours state wide bandh from 6 am of July 24 till 6am of the July 25, against the “unsatisfactory response” of the state government.

Alleging the government of delaying in responding to the memorandum submitted by the JAC on July 19, a 13 member team of the JAC along with local meira paibis of Thangmeiband met education minister, Th. Radheshyam and submitted a memorandum this evening.

According to a member of the JAC, the education minister told them that he will give pressure to state government so that the case of Babysana’s death may be handed over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

As a part of investigation into the case, the police department has detained some of the hostel authorities of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, Canchipur, he said. He also expressed his apologies for being silent on the matter for a few days. Radheshyam told JAC members that as the incident is a serious matter, every response has to be discussed thoroughly.

Later in the evening, Radheshyam came to visit JAC members and locals of Thangmeiband to make the clarification in front of public. Superintendent of police, Imphal West, K. Meghachandra accompanied the minister during the visit.

Responding to the queries of public, the SP said victim’s family along with media personnel were not allowed to enter the crime scene to prevent accidental tempering of the evidences. As the case is a serious one, the public along with victim’s family and media personnel were not allowed to enter the crime scene, he added.

When education minister came at the protest site, Thangmeiband, local MLA, Kh. Joykishan was also present.

Later in the evening, a press statement was released by the JAC which stated that due to unsatisfactory response from the government, a 24 hours bandh has been imposed across the State.

The statement further mentioned that the bandh will not affect medical, traditional occasions, electricity, fire service and other essential services. Convener of JAC further appealed to find out the solution of the mysterious death immediately.

~IFP

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