Imphal: Five women based organizations on Friday set a March 20 deadline to the Manipur government to hand over the recent former minister’s son murder case to National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The bodies warned of launching various forms of agitations in case the state government failed to materialize the demand.
The dead body of Akoijam Nonganba alias Aging (40), son of former Manipur minister late Pilot AK Langam from Kwakeithel in Imphal West, was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Changoubung under Kangpokpi police station of Kangpokpi district on February 12 last.
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Out of the three alleged accused, the police had arrested two – Moses Gonmei (41), said to be a deputy kilonser of NSCN-IM, and Thokchom Sonia (40), said to be his lover. The other suspect identified as Stephen is still at large.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the killing of Ak Nonganba and five women bodies set the deadline to hand over the case to the NIA after a joint meeting held at Manipur Press Club, Imphal. The five women based organisations are the Kangla Mei, WASDEV, IKAL, AMKIL and Poirei Leimarol.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Poirei Leimarol president, Memchoubi Longjam alleged that even as the chief minister, during a recent meeting, assured handing over the case to NIA, the same is yet to be materialized.
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Besides not translating the assurance into action, the Manipur police could not arrest the third alleged accused.
It is the weakness of the state government and its police department, she said, and asserted that is why they demanded handing over the case to the NIA.
Memchoubi claimed that during a meeting with the leaders of the JAC and women bodies on March 11, the chief minister assured handing over the case to NIA. She urged the chief minister to materialize the assurance into action.
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