JAC to launch stern agitations demanding whereabouts of Changjou

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IMPHAL Sept 8: JAC against the enforced disappearance and arbitrary detainment of G Jiteshwor Sharma alias GM Changjou has announced today that the JAC along with other civil organizations of the state have prepared to launch different agitations beginning 6pm of Friday.

At a press meet held at Manipur Press Club, spokesperson of the JAC,  Kapur said that the family members suspect the involvement of NSCN (IM) and Assam Rifles behind the alleged abduction of the assistant publicity secretary of the PLA/RPF on August 17.

He divulged that at the time of arrest of Jiteshwor, there were persons in uniform and having shoulder tags while some were in civvies.

His family had received a text message from Jiteshwor shortly after he was captured, the message that he sent read that he was abducted by persons whom he suspects to be Assam Rifles personnel and NSCN (IM) cadres. The sms was sent from mobile number 9612163982.

Kapur mentioned that the matter was intimated to the state DGP to take up an inquiry in the regard but there has not been any positive response from the state Home department. The JAC members also met minister Th Debendra yesterday who is presently holding office on behalf of the Chief Minister. The minister had reassured the JAC that after the arrival of the Okram Ibobi, the matter will be seriously addressed, and necessary intimations will be made to the Nagaland ministry.

On the assurance of minister Debendra, the JAC had differed their stance to start agitating from today onwards and given the deadline for Friday evening.

“We want to state government to find out the whereabouts of Jiteshwor within the given time frame of September 9 evening otherwise we will continue the agitations”, Kapur announced.

The JAC members voiced that the public is undergoing a tough time due to lack of essential commodities, but the government has to be shown that the human rights of one of its citizens cannot be violated, irrespective of the credential of the individual and political inclination.

Spouse of Jiteshshwor, Gurumayum Bebe has filed a missing person report to the Nagaland police and a writ petition to the Gauhati High Court, Imphal bench. The petition was made on September 1 has been made answerable by the court within September 29.

It may be mentioned that a similar case was in the arrest of UNLF chairman Rk Meghen, after an alleged abduction by NIA and Bangladesh police from Bangladesh. The chairman was finally brought out after more than a time span of one month by Indian police as arrested from the Bihar border.The claim of the police was denied by Rk Meghen.

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