Imphal, Nov. 16
Former Organisation Secretary of the armed rebel group United National Liberation Front (UNLF) Moirangthem Joy @ Nongyai, who has been released from Guwahati Central jail on November 14 after completing jail term, arrived at Imphal today.
He was received by a large group of people by welcoming him with garland as he walk out of the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport here in Imphal today afternoon. Talking to reporters who have been waiting for his arrival, Nongyai said that Manipur is facing a complex issue and dealing the issue with sentiment or emotion will bring no good. He appealed people to settle this matter putting the sentiment under control.
“The present issue is very complex, it should be settled putting the mind under control. Any move with emotion or sentiment to deal with this issue may lead to catastrophe affecting politics of the state in the coming Days”, Nongyai said.
On a question by reporters on what will be his next stand, Nongyai said that as of now he don’t want to give any comment.
About his days in the Guwahati Central Jail, Nongyai said that they were given all facilities that a human being should have. He said almost all the jail authority treated them like brothers. They were provided bed, table and chair for reading and besides under his initiative a Gym has also been opened in the jail, perhaps the Gym is the first of its kind in all jails across the country. He said the Guwahati Central Jail is much better place than the one here in Imphal.
Moirangthem Joy Singh @ Joyjao @ Nongyai hails from Wabagai Kadagit under Kakching Police Station of Kakching district. He was convicted by NIA Special Court for a term of 10 years imprisonment. He was charge sheeted by the Special NIA under Section 121 A IPCand Section 18/20 UA(P) Act .
Mention may be made that former Chairman of the UNLF RK Meghen @ Sanayaima has been released from the same prison on November 9. But for reason best known to the authority, Meghen was not allowed to return back here in the state. The MHA official took him to New Delhi on November 12 and his whereabouts is still not made public even as the MHA authority had assured full security for him.
On being asked about Meghen, Nongyai said that people should not take him negatively. He said that Meghen cannot be rearrested as he had not committed any crime neither he had committed sedition act.
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