Imphal April 03
Accusing the present BJP led government for the release of a drug kingpin, spokesperson of Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee K. Meghachandra said that the present government had set free many illegal drug traffickers after being arrested but the BJP still claimed to waged War on drugs.
Speaking to reporters in a press meet held today at Congress Bhawan, Meghachandra said that the released of drug kingpin Lukhosei Zou being related with the present government becomes clearer day by day.
He said that the government should know that it was not the business of the then SP of IW Jogeshchandra and the then AMBA President H. Chandrajit to delay the submission of charge sheet.
He further said that the government should hand over the case to CBI immediately and all the government machineries that are responsible for the release should be booked by law including SP of IE Jogeshcahndra and ex president of AMBA H Chandrajit.
Meghachandra highlighted that during the time of Congress government every person connected to drug business were arrested and handed the case over to CBI irrespective of their positions.
Regarding the case of Yamthang Haokip where BJP brought up about the drug issue Meghachandra clarified that the case was taken over by the CBI and added that it was funny to make reference on Haokip. He further said that allowing to bail or not for the case taken up by CBI is completely on the hands of CBI and not on the state government. He claimed that the BJP spokesperson who brought the reference about Haokip as person who lacked the knowledge of legal procedures.
He further claimed that the recent case of Lukhosei Zou releasing through bail proved that pressure of government hinders the function of the judiciary. And he added that the present government should not bail a person who was caught with huge amount of drugs if they thought about the people of the state.
Meghachandra accused that Nando who was an under trial prisoner for the murder of Lungnila Elizabeth was released during the election time. He questioned whether Nando will campaign for BJP and whether he is campaigning through underground.
Focusing on the custodial death of Md Manjoor, he said that Manjoor was previously suspended before Nando escaped. He added that Manjoor will probably not be a part in the release of Nando. Meghachandra further questioned BJP whether they can bring back Manjoor. He demanded that all the persons who are involved in releasing Nando should all be terminated from their services.
Meghachandra also questioned the role of BJP in the upcoming Parliamentary election with the release of Nando as well as Lukhosei Zou and added that it was very unfortunate for the people of Manipur
Highlighting on the mission of Go to hills and Go to village, he added that what has been done for the hills where the cost of rice which was rationed by the government under NFSA mounted up to ten rupees at Churachandpur where actually it should be only three rupees. They haven’t even control the prices of essential commodities, he added.
Meghachandra stressed that the government using their powers arrested Kishorechand Wangkhem under NSA for his facebook post even when the court declared his statement as not seditious violating the human rights but released those persons who even can’t be released under bailed.
He further demanded the present government to release Kishorechandra immediately and to arrest those who are taking part in illegal drugs and guns business.