Janata Dal (U) demands swift handing over of skeletons case to CBI

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IMPHAL, December 31: The State government has totally failed in maintaining law and order. It is giving more hardship to the people without any welfare measure seriously taken up.

Moirangthem Tombi, president of Janata Dal (U) expressed the above statement taking jibes on the State government of Manipur. He was speaking to the media this afternoon at the party`™s office at Babupara Imphal.

Tombi expressed concern over the increasing gender crimes, rapes, torture of innocent people by the security forces under the shadow of the AFSPA. He recalled the incident of Heirangoithong, RIMS massacre, Malom massacre and extolled the indomitable spirit of Irom Sharmila in her struggle against the black law.

He demanded that the case of recent discovery of skulls and bones from the premises of Tombisana School should be handed over to the CBI at the earliest. He said the people of the State want swift action on the part of the government regarding the case, not just verbal assurance.

Tombi also demanded that the government should give explanation over their failure of the intelligence department in collecting information in sensitive cases of bomb blast that have rocked the State repeatedly. He alleged that so far no substantial arrests have been made in connection with the blasts.

He also sought clarification from the department concerned of the government for still installing the defunct CCTV cameras in the Imphal areas. He said the CCTV cameras are not decoration objects to beautify the city. Some of the street lamps which were well lit during Sangai Festival have also been switched off, he lamented.

The JD (U) president also came down heavily on the failure of the government in controlling drug menace in the State.

He alleged that Imphal Post Office has become one of the safest routes for transacting huge consignments of banned drugs. The government has been a silent spectator of this menace, he said before alleging that till today, not a single person has been punished among those who were caught with huge consignments of drugs worth crores of money in the past.

Len Gangte, secretary general of JD (U) who was also present during the media interaction conveyed warm wishes for the New Year 2015.

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