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Items filtered by date: Thursday, 28 January 2016 - Imphal Times - A Daily Eveninger

Dy. CM declines to comment on Herojit’s confession; assures security

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam declined to give any comments regarding the confession made by Thounaojam Herojit Singh to print and electronic media on how he killed an unarmed 22 years old Chungkham Sanjit inside a Pharmacy on July 23, 2009.
Thounaojam Herojit Singh, head constable of Manipur Police is one of the 8 accused police personnel on which the CBI has been investigating over the alleged fake encounter at Kwairambandh Keithel, the heart of the city. Herojit returned to Imphal in an Indigo Flight yesterday but his wife filed a missing person report of her husband from the Tulihal Airport Imphal.
“We are seriously examining over the recent development, and will find out whether he is really missing or not”, Gaikhangam said while giving reply to reporters at the sideline of the inaugural function of 6th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football Tournament at Khumanlampak main stadium.
On being asked whether the state government will provide security to Herojit, Gaikhangam said that if he feels that his life is under threat, security will be provided to him.
“We are bound to provide security if he feels that his life is under threat, the government is here to protect the life and property of the people”, Gaikhangam said.

On the other hand Gaikhangam said that giving comment on the recent development will be sub-judice as the matter is still in the court.
“CBI inquiry will reveal everything”, the Dy. CM said but added that it is upto the investigating agency to do the needful on whether to re-open the case or not.
Regarding the intervention from the Central government, Gaikhangam said that the central government authority had called the Additional Chief Secretary Home to submit report of the case.
Meanwhile, Imphal Free Press daily has reported that Thounaojam Herojit is at present safe and sound but is taking shelter at an undisclosed place.

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Redemption time

The furtive glance, hollowed cheeks and the worry-lines etched deep on the brows tells a story more vivid than the reams of paper and hundreds of hours of airtime used to narrate the gory story of the sensational fake encounter that had gripped the state in its wake six years back. Herojit’s confession of killing an unarmed man in cold blood in broad daylight in the middle of the most congested market in the state has shook the collective conscience of the nation- and the second time around, the reverberations had spread wider and repercussions are bound to be severe. That he admitted to shooting the arrested suspect according to his officer’s order who verbally assured him of immunity, citing that the situation has already been made known to the Chief Minister and the top police official has added an ominous twist to the sordid incident. And amidst the increasing social discussions and unconfirmed reports, Rabina’s sad story has been sidelined.
While some section of the public might assume the increasing media attention to the issue as excessive or repetitive-even obsessive, it must be said that experience and expectation necessitates it, and the nature of the crime makes it even more so. This single incident exemplifies the modus operandi of the state government- that of playing the jury, judge and the executioner, paying scant regard to the established procedures. Perhaps the public has been inured to the excesses and arm-twisting methods of the state and non-state actors following the natural law of self-preservation, the only other option proving to be fatalistic. But that does not mean that we should accept injustice or abandon our rational judgment to spend our lives as automatons. There is the vital need to raise the din and keep pertinent social, political or financial issues that is bound to impact the society in the limelight so that these are not sidelined or manipulated in the shadows of obscurity, especially those which has the potential of unmasking the blunders and deliberate wrongdoings by those who has been chosen by the public to look after their interests and work for their welfare as their representatives.

With the sensational disclosure gaining international prominence and providing the public a glimpse of the audacity with which the laws and conventions of a society can be manipulated to suit and conform to the convenience and profit of those who wield power and authority, the matter now will hopefully see its logical conclusion. Meanwhile, the stage has been set for one of the biggest game of finding the next sacrificial lamb. History, however, has shown all along that men’s belief of exonerating themselves from their own wrongdoing by sacrificing a hapless lamb has never really worked. The deed has been done. The informed public is biding its time to chip in with its bit to effect a change for good.   

Nupi Marup raises issues of AFSPA in National conference

 All Manipur Nupi Marup raised the issue of AFSPA in the recently held 20th All India Women Conference for National Federation of Indian Women at Visakhapatnam and demanded immediate repeal the Draconian Act from the State.
Maisnam ‘O’ Sakhi, president of the women organization who also took part the conference informed media persons that the current unrest situation in Manipur were critically discussed during the conference.
549 delegates from 23 different states of India strongly condemned the imposition of AFSPA in some parts of North eastern States including Manipur. All Manipur Nupi Marup also denounced the BJP led central Government for not implementing the recommendation of the Jeevan Ready Commission Report during the conference.  Sakhi further informed that during the meet, they received lots of solidarity messages regarding the Sharmila’s 13 years long struggle against AFSPA.
The women organization also rose the prolong problem face by people while traveling the two national highways in Manipur due to non deployment of High way protection force, said Sakhi.

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State Legislative Assembly launches new Website

A new website “ www.manipurassembly.net”  for Manipur State Assembly was launched today at the Assembly Secretariat conference hall.
Assembly Secretary, K Meghajit, Assembly Director, Y Somendro, Assembly DDO, G Tapan Sharma and Assembly Deputy Secretary, MA Gaffar attended the launching functions as the guests.
Speaking at the occasion Assembly Secretary K Meghajit said that the assembly website “www.manipurassembly.nic.in” use to work smoothly while it was at the old building but unfortunately faced many hurdle after shifting to the newly constructed assembly building at Chingmeirong Khongnang Ani Karak.
The Assembly secretariat often faced various difficulties when asked to provide the information for their official needs, he added. K Meghajit also said that the old website for the assembly was locked down due to non maintenance by the assigned team on time.
After a thorough discussion, the Legislative Assembly come to a decision to hired local firm of the state and found “eManipur”, one of the firms in the state which have been developing websites for government offices, commercial advts, etc.
K Meghajit further said that since the launch of the new website, public and all the information requester will not face any issues like in the past as each and every details information which the surfers looking for is being made available in a simple and easy way.
Internet connection in all the rooms of senior officer and the staffs will be made available very soon so that they could work easily without consuming time like doing paperwork before the computers were being set up, Meghajit assured in his today’s speech.

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Two men caught for stealing goats

Two men were caught today for stealing and selling three goats by the locals of Majorkhul Goat meat seller.
Both the thieves have been identified as Mathurabastimayum Bikramjit (37) s/o M Biramangol Sharma and Thokchom Boinaocha (25) s/o (L) T Mani both from Kongba Kshetri leikai.
Bikramjit and Boinaocha stole the three goats from Keikhu Kabui Village and Keikhu Muslim Village on January 27 and sole it at the evening itself at Majorkhul Goat meat seller at the rate of 8000. Bikramjit and Boinaocha were caught today by the locals after receiving information about the stolen goats when both came at the particular shop to collect the remaining amount 2000 which were left to be collected on January 27 after collecting 6000 out of 8000.
Both the thieves have been handover to city police.

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Dy CM inaugurates 6th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament

Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam today inaugurated the 6th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial State Open Football Tournament at Khuman Lampak Main Stadium. The tournament is being organised by the Group Center CRPF and Imphal West District Football Association in memory of the Ng Manoranjan who made supreme sacrifices in Chhattisgarh on September 17, 2009 while fighting the Left Wing extremists protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the country. He was later decorated with Police medal for Gallantry in April 9, 2014.
On that day Manoranjan made the supreme sacrifices during a special operation along with late Rakesh Chaurasia, Asst. Commandant, his batch mate and six jawans near Singanmadugi village under Chintagufa Police station in Dantewada district, Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, Gaikhangam said that the tournament is not only a tournament for players but a mark of respect to the great police officer who had sacrificed for his motherland. He said that organizing such tournament will bring more Manoranjan in the near future. 

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Manipuri girl went missing at Delhi

A 14 years old girl from Manipur went missing since January 27 this year.The missing girl has been identified as Binu (14) d/o Kamsei from Senapati District, Manipur. According to a source Binu went out to buy household goods on the evening of January 27 since then she didn’t return home.Binu was residing at Safdarjung Enclave, H.no. 120 – A Krishna Nagar, New Delhi.She was wearing one dark sweater and a black pant at the time when she went out to buy the goods. Missing report has been file at the Safdarjung Enclave Police Station, New Delhi.

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Rally staged in connection with 12th South Asian Games 2016

PHED Minister I Hemochandra today flagged off a torch rally from Kangla fort in connection with the 12th South Asian Games 2016, which is scheduled to begin from February 5 and conclude on February 16 at Guwahati and Shillong. The rally was participated by over 1000 sportspersons including coaches, prominent Olympiads, National Games medalists and students from National Sports Academy. The rally which was flagged off in front of Kangla Uttra Sanglen proceeded towards Northern gate of Kangla Fort and later after came towards Kanglapat and then concluded at the place where they started.

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Poster Campaign for the Upcoming Singju Festival held

The Singju Festival Committee organize 2nd phase Poster campaign for the upcoming Singju Festival 2016 at Nungshikol Park,Chana under Singju Yokhatpa Lup (SYOL) was held in defferent
places at Lilong Keithel, Khangabok Keithel, Wangjing Keithel, Heirok Keithel,Khongjom and Kakching Keithel in Thoubal District today.
Festival Chairman Kh.Menjor Mangang, Brand Ambasador of Festival Leishangthem Tonthoinganbi, Festival Convenor Rakesh Naorem, Vice Chairman of Singju Yokhatpa Lup Chungkham Ranbir, Finance Secretary Yumnam Devajani, Propietor of Nungshikol Park OC Meira, Film Producer Ne Bigyani, Executive Members Laimujam Pratap and Aribam Punyabanta attended in the 2nd phase Poster campaign.
The poster campaign would also be held at Bishnupur District,Churchanpur District and other remaining Districts of Manipur.

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