Imphal, July 19,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today visited the injured students including student leader Shital Oinam whose left hand got fractured after a truck ran over his hand during a scuffle between the students and police last Monday who are undergoing treatment at Raj Medicity, Imphal.
Speaking to media persons, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said that the State Government fully empathise with the Manipuri University community. He said that as per the wish of the MUTA, MUSU and MUSA, the State government persuaded the Central Government to form a Committee headed by a retired Chief Justice of a High Court to investigate the allegations against the Vice-Chancellor Prof. AP Pandey. If the Prof. Pandey is found to be guilty in the investigation, then he will be ousted automatically, he added.
Chief Minister mentioned that as Manipur University is a Central University, the State government has certain limitations. However, the State government has already taken a decision in the Cabinet over the issue and have been pressurizing the Central Government to investigate the matter. We have also met the Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla yesterday and apprised the situation. He said that the Governor has already informed the President of India about the gravity of the current situation.
Replying to a query about the government’s action against those police personnel who were responsible for manhandling the student protestors where many students were injured, Chief Minister said the video clipping of the incident has been analysed and one Sub-Inspector and a Constable have been put under suspension. He also mentioned that the medical expenses of the injured students would be borne by the State government. He also wished for speedy recovery of the injured students.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.