Bandh call off, JAC gives Govt 15 days for magisterial enquiry

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KANGPOKPI, Jan 31: The Joint Action Committee formed against Khadangband killing has called off its proposed 24 hours general strike after the State Government gave its assurance to look into their demand today.

Speaking to media person convenor of the JAC Thangminlen Haokip said that Deputy CM assured the JAC of their magisterial enquiry demand over the killing of Khupneilal Neihsial and Robert Hesei allegedly by 8 Assam Rifles on January 28 at Khadangband Bridge.

However, the magisterial enquiry order has been issued for a period of two months which is not accepted by the JAC said Thangminlen before adding that `we give the Government 15 days for the magisterial enquiry.`

`If the magisterial enquiry is not completed within 15 days time the JAC will launch various form of agitation` warned Thangminlen.

Thangminlen also informed that the dead bodies of Khupneilal Neihsial and Robert Hesei will be claimed as the State government has responded positively on the demands placed by the JAC.

Subsequently, the proposed 24 hours state-wide general strike has been called off with immediate effect, he added.

Mentioned may be made that the Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the deaths of Khupneilal Neihsial and Robert Hesei had earlier announced of imposing 24 hour state-wide general strike if the government fails to constitute a magisterial enquiry into the case giving a deadline of January 31with the dead bodies remained unclaimed at RIMS Morgue.

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