2 dead, 19 injured in accident

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IMPHAL, January 11:A tragic road accident along the Imphal-Tiddim road claimed two lives including a minor girl and the driver of a Tata Winger, leaving 19 other passenger on board with serious injury. All the injured passengers have been admitted to the RIMS hospital.

The incident occurred today morning at around 9.45 am when the Tata Winger plying along the Imphal to Churanchanpur road (registration number MN01X- 2061) heading toward Churachanpur had a head on collision with a Tata Canter (registration number MNO2/ 8558) when the Winger tried to overtake another vehicle at Malom Makha Leikai near Meitram Lamkhai, under Nambol police station in Bishnupur District.

The driver of the Winger identified as Ningthoujam Rosikanta (35) son of Kumar of Nambol Awang Leikai and the minor girl sitting in the front seat of the vehicle along with her mother identified as Lhingreilam 8 D/o of Ginman Haokip of Molphai near Sangaikot, Churanchandpur were declared brought dead by the doctor at the RIMS hospital.

The other injured persons were admitted to the RIMS hospital with multiple and serious injuries for treatment altogether. A total 19 persons were admitted in which 9 are women and 10 male passengers.

Post mortem of the two deceased were conducted today late in the evening at RIMS morgue and handed over to their respective families. Meanwhile Nambol police has taken up a case regarding the incident.

Irom Sharmila: disappointed not to meet community groups

Irom Chanu Sharmila was today produced before the 1st Class Judicial Magistrate of Imphal East and further remanded to 15 days of  judicial custody around 11.30 at Lamphelpat today.

Speaking to the (IFP) reporter after coming out from the court room, Sharmila said that being a part of of a democratic country, it is very unfortunate that she was not allowed to have an audience with J&K MLA, Engineer Hashid of Langate constituency, Kupawara on 9th December by the state government. She expressed her disappointment that the MLA was not given the clearance to meet her since he had come to the state to meet her by road all the way from Jammu and Kashmir. She added, ” My agitation against AFSPA in a non violent approach. But while all prisoners are allowed to meet visitors for a specific time period, she was not allowed by the state government to have any meetings. ”

She also said that she is not fasting to die but for the repeal of AFSPA  saying that it was unfair that she has been kept in judicial custody on the charges of attempted to committing suicide under the case FIR o 95(3)2012 PRT police station under section 309 Indian Panel Code. She further added that the charge of contempt of court by the Patiala Court is not correct as she was not sent by the state government when she was asked to appear in the Delhi Patiala Court  regarding a case on October 17 saying there is lack of fund for the state government to send her to Delhi.

“I would like to appeal to the Trust made in the support of my struggle against the repeal of AFSPA act to organize its campaigns in a better way and try bringing every community living together in the state to fight against the draconian law,” said Sharmila while adding that she feels disappointed that whenever she is released form judicial custody, she does not get to meet representatives of the various communities that live in the state. She further said that she would be released in the last week of march from the judicial custody after finishing her one year term.

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