IMPHAL, March 3: Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home portfolio, said the government is taking all the necessary action to keep land and order and that there is no difference in the treatment of bomb blast victims among hill and valley people.
While giving ex-gratia the government has to follow at least some minimum formalities. The government will release financial assistance as soon as those formalities are received added the Minister in response to the calling attention motion moved by MLA Dr I Ibohanbi Singh on the need to provide assistances to the victims of bomb blast incident in Ukhrul District on February 5, 2015.
In another calling attention motion, MLAs L Ibomcha Singh and Karam Shyam drew the attention of the Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam who also holds the Home portfolio, on the reported increase in excesses committed by Assam Rifles in Imphal-Moreh road.
While clarifying on the matter the Home Minister said that free movement of people, media and even of VIPs are sometimes disturbed by the increase in excesses of Assam Rifles, and instruction has been given to the authority to decrease the check posts on the Imphal-Moreh road.
He further said that this issue has been apprised to the Union Home Minister who had recently visited Manipur.
Apart from inconveniences caused to commuters/media personnel and even to detain VIPs vehicles with national flag post means dishonouring the national flag. Process is underway to make the Assam Rifles personnel responsible acountable and suitably punished, added the minister.