CM assures restrictions against URF cadres, JAC sets deadline


IMPHAL, June 2: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has assured that the URF designated camp at Spinning Mill Loitang Khunou will be shifted by March 31, 2015 and within 10 days, the fencing of the camp will be repaired so that the cadres cannot come out.

General secretary of the JAC formed in connection with the killing of two URF cadres whose bodies were recovered inside the designated camp of the outfit and demand of shifting of the URF camp, S Sanatombi Devi told the media today at the Irawat Bhawan during a press conference.

She said the assurance was given by the Chief Minister during a meeting with representatives of the JAC this afternoon around 4.30 pm at the Chief Minister’s office.

The meeting was also attended by deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam.

However, she announced that in case the government fail to initiate actions in regard to the assurances provided within two days, the JAC will take support of the public and other like-minded organisations to undergo different forms of agitations.

In response to a memorandum submitted demanding immediate action against the militant outfit under Suspension of Operation with the government, the Chief Minister has also assured that no cadre of the URF will be allowed the use of mobile phones or other communication device inside the camp, she said.

She continued, in case the need arise, the cadre will be speaking in the presence of a police personnel, the Chief Minister assured.

Further according to the JAC general secretary, the Chief Mininter had also assured that police personnel will accompany any cadre who wants to visit their homes and 10 personnel each of the IRB and the Manipur Police will be on day and night duty at the camp.

The Chief Minister has also assured to provide a Rehabilitation Fund of Rs 2.50 lakh each to the victim families within three days and suitable government jobs for the wives of the two victims, she said.

The JAC had submitted a memorandum demanding immediate shifting of the URF designated camp from the Spinning Mill, Loitang Khunou and the Army and armed forces from the Spinning Mill ‘once and for all.’

She said the JAC has also demanded proper compensation for the families of victims namely (L) Irungbam Bode alias Washington and (L) Pukhrambam Somorjit and the provision of suitable government jobs to the next of kin.

Another demand of the JAC is befitting punishment to the cadres involved in the crime, she said.



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