Imphal, Sept 5,
JAC formed against the mysterious death of Ningthoujam Babysana still does not believe in media report including this newspaper regarding acceptance by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to handle the case on the request of the state government. The JAC today said that they will continue their protest until they see documents about the handling of the case by CBI.
Police on the other hand is being blamed for hunting of the JAC members and the family members. For reason best known to the police too seem skeptical of the news report published in this paper which says that the CBI is handling the case of Babysana who was found dead in mysterious condition as they continue to hunt for the father of late Babysana. The Police however had earlier said that they only wanted to take statement of Babysana’s father Ningthoujam Tomchou.
However, due to fear Tomchou and members of Babysana have to change location for meeting with the media persons thrice today. They even appealed to not disclose the place to media person while meeting with the press.
Ningthoujam Tomchou father of late Babysana talking to media persons plead the government authority to arrest him along with his wife in place of the members of the JAC currently detained in jail.
Regarding the statement he said that he is ready to give his statement on the ground that they come through a link magistrate and that his statement be recorded in the presence of a Magistrate. He appealed to release all those detained in jail in connection with the agitation demanding justice for Babysana.
Both JAC members and the family said that they will continue the agitation until the case is handed over to CBI.
This newspaper had yesterday reported that the CBI had accepted to handle the case of Babysana on public interest. Special Crime Branch of CBI Kolkata is likely to take up the case. However, the state government is yet to announce the CBI’s approval as the matter is still yet to be received officially by the state government. Imphal Times source said that handling of case by the CBI takes some time as they have to complete some procedure. The matter will be officially announced in the coming few days if there are no political hindrance, the source added.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]