Imphal: Two prominent Liangmai organizations have threatened to resort to stern forms of agitation if the state government of Manipur fails to book all the “perpetrators” involved in vandalizing a JCB excavator, a two wheeler and other acts of violence meted out to the villagers of Konsakhul. Eastern Liangmai Naga Chief & Chairman Association (ELNCCA) and Ahangrok Chief & Chairman Association (ACCA), “while strongly condemning such heinous crimes and savage acts perpetrated by Leilon villagers and police officers of Leimakhong police station in our area,” asked the state government to book all the culprits, and suspend police officers or else “we will exercise our democratic rights and intensify agitation in our areas”.
According to the two Liangmai bodies, on March 26, 2023, around 7:30 pm, D. Lungengbou, s/o D. Dirangbou and Ch. Rocky, s/o (L) Ch. Achun, both from Konsaram (Konsakhul), were brutally assaulted by Leilon Vaiphei villagers while both of them were returning from Leimakhong on a two wheeler (Scooty) bearing registration number MN01AC5485. The Leilon villagers also attempted to murder them, said the two Liangmai bodies. The two wheeler was burnt into ashes without any reason or provocation, the Liangmai associations alleged. Besides, a JCB excavator owned by one Edal Singh of Singjamei, Imphal, was also vandalised on the same day and at the same place. Moreover, a group of tourists while coming to Konsakhul waterfall and some pilgrims coming from Imphal for the purpose of pilgrimage to Kounu Leirembi were also stopped and harassed at Leilon village without any reason, the Liangmai bodies added.
“Sadly, the police officers/personnel deployed at the area were from a particular community which unfortunately has a biased attitude towards the Konsaram villagers,” they also said.
The Liangmai organizations then said that more than 30 people were badly injured and 2 persons are in serious condition and currently they are being hospitalised at Raj Medicity, Imphal.