Imphal, April 17,
Total shut down called by the Naga Peoples Coordination Committee (NPCC) in protest against the opening of strong room at Churachandpur district a day after polling took place has severely affected normalcy for two hour in Senapati district head quarter. The NPCC has been demanding non inclusion of the 50-Saikot Assembly Constituency, 58-Churachandpur Assembly Constituency and 60-Singhat Assembly Constituency to the counting of the votes for the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency.
The NPCC has been alleging violation of the code of conduct by the state government machineries by opening the strong room which has to be kept sealed till the counting dates. The CEO Manipur had however in a clarification stated that the strong room was open after a document of the security service has been left inside. The clarification also stated that video coverage was done at the time when the room was open to collect the security related document.
Earlier NPF had stated that the CEO has no knowledge about the opening of strong room.
The total shut down begins from 10 am today till 12 noon. During the period almost all shops and business establishment shut down. A protest demonstration was also staged in the district head quarter.
Similar protest will also be staged tomorrow at the same timing, an NPCC spokesperson said.
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