Local Clubs and Meira Paibi bodies of Keirao including Irilbung Library Union, Nongpok Ningthou Panthoibi Development Committee, Keirao Bitra and Nupishingi Shemgat Shagatpa Lup Keirao today condemned the arrest of an innocent local youth and hunting for a civilian youth identified as “Ajit” by a gang of armed men suspected to be security forces. President of Nupishingi Shemgat Shagatpa Lup Keirao, N Lata Devi said that a gang of armed men suspected to be security force personnels who were coming in civil dress in a Maruti Gypsy sans number plate (white colour), on October 7, abducted a local youth identified as Takhellambam Kokngangbi, 28 years S/o T Joy of Keirao Awang Leikai from Irilbung Bazar suspecting him to be one “Ajit” whom they were hunting for. After verification, the boy was released on the same day. She said that Mr Ajit whom the suspected armed men were hunting for abduction is an innocent mason, bread earner of the family. He has no nexus with any underground outfits. The effort to arrest Mr Ajit might be the handiwork of those wicked people having personal enmity with Ajit. The incident has caused both mental and physical harassment to the innocent youth and his family. Clubs and Meira Paibi organizations of Keirao appealed to those concerned not to recur such incident in future. If they have any suspicion about the boy, local Meira Paibi and clubs are ready to extend help. However, those armed suspected security men should not manage to arrest the boy, she warned. Regarding the repeated harassment meted out to the Keirao locals by the armed men, a public meeting of the local clubs and Meira Paibi organizations held on October 8 at the office of the Irilbung Library Union Keirao Bitra minutely discussed the matter and unanimously resolved to condemn the harassment perpetrated by the suspected SF men. Expressing suspicion that the effort to arrest Mr Ajit was carried out by the armed SF men on false information, she appealed to the government and concerned top ranking Security officers to investigate into the matter and take up befitting action against those armed men coming in a vehicle without number plate. Stating that every vehicle used by the security forces must have a logo or number mandatorily identifiable to the general public, she said that the armed men coming in a Gypsy without number plate is against the existing rules. If the government authorizes such free movement of the security forces in vehicle without number plate or logo, killing of innocent civilians in fake encounters and forced disappearances will continue, she added.
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