IMPHAL: A local joint action committee (JAC) in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Monday set September 8 deadline to the state government to nab the culprit(s) responsible for the murder of a bank staff and looting of money on September 4.
The JAC formed in connection with the September 4 incident set the deadline in a memorandum submitted to chief minister N Biren Singh.
While submitting the memorandum, the leaders of the JAC also met with the chief minister who reportedly reiterated his assurance to deliver justice in this regard at the earliest.
After submitting the memorandum, leaders of the JAC said that if the state government fails to nab the culprit(s) on or before September 8, JAC will launch various forms of agitations from the next day.
It can be mentioned here that, at a press conference on Sunday, the chief minister had assured justice to the family of the deceased staff while announcing that ex-gratia will be provided to the bereaved family as per government rules.
Meanwhile, a leader of the JAC said that they will launch intense forms of protests if the state government delays in translating the assurance. The JAC will also seek cooperation of the people and civil society organisations in pressing the government, the JAC leader added.
Mention may be made that two motorcycle borne robbers shot dead the bank employee while he was stepping out of an ATM cash transporting van before looting a sum of Rs 1.15 crore near the SBI branch in Churachandpur district headquarters on September 4.