Public congregation held ahead of verdict on Dr Kishan murder case

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IMPHAL, January 15: A public congregation was convened at Mapari Ninghingkol, Uripok Machin today to discuss the development in the wake of the announcement that the judgement of the triple murder case of Dr Kishan, Token and Rajen will be announced on January 18.

The case is being taken up by the CBI against self-styled Lt Colonel of NSCN-IM Hopson Ningsen at Patiala House Court in New Delhi.  

Speaking at the gathering convenor of the JAC Against the Brutal Killing of Dr Kishan, Token and Rajen, Y Kapur said on February 17, 2009 the NSCN (IM) have killed the then SDO of Kasom Khullen, Dr Thingnam Kishan and two of his staff Yumnam Token and Aribam Rajen after their abduction from Ukhrul. Their dead bodies were recovered from Senapati district after the murder by cadres of NSCN (IM), he added.

He further said after nearly five years of lying in the cold, the Patiala House Court, New Delhi is set to deliver its verdict.

The brutality of the killing had shocked the public who came on spontaneously and took part in series of agitation, he said adding that the JAC was formed to put pressure on the government..

The case was handed over to CBI on January 31, 2010 and a case (R.C. 223 (S)/ 2009 IPS) was registered against Hopeson Ningshen in the killing of the said individuals. The NSCN (IM) further labeled Hopson Nigshen a black sheep of the outfit after initially denying his relation with the party.

The verdict of court is awaited with eagerness by the people of the state and they want him to get maximum punishment, he said. The gathering was attended by various civil society organizations and intellectuals.

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