IMPHAL, Aug 1: The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Union (IGNTUSU), Regional Campus Manipur has condemned the physical assault on Elangbam Hemakanta Khaba, an accountant of Credible Engineering Construction Projects Pvt. Ltd by Meira Paibis at Koirengei on 29 July 2014, at around 11:30.
Hemakanta was beaten in the wake of the current Inner Line Permit, ILPd demand agitation in Manipur, said Mahaishang Shimray, Joint secretary, IGNTUSU at the press meet held today at the Press Club.
Mahaisang Shimray said that Hemakanta was engaged by IGNTU to construct the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-Regional Campus Manipur (IGNTU-RCM) at Makhan.
He further said that Hemakanta was assaulted by the Meira Paibis on the ground that he was responsible for bringing in non-local labourers in Manipur and added that the decision in hiring labourers is beyond the victim’s official capacity.
He also said that it is disheartening to learn that civil bodies of the State responsible for keeping vigil of the society could commit such acts without proper verification.
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Students’ Union appealed to the Meira Paibis not to target or assault anybody at random during the discharge of their jobs. It said wrongful accusations could lead to undesirable consequences.
IGNTU also urged the Meira Paibi to clarify on the matter to the victim.