Police suspension order will be revoked: CM to dissident MLAs

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IMPHAL, February 28: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has assured the revocation of suspension orders of five Manipur police personnel who were allegedly involved in harassing Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), in an attempt to placate the 20 revolting Congress MLAs against the decision.

Following pressures from 20 revolting MLAs to convened an emergency Congress Legislators Party (CLP) meeting the same was convened today at the Chief Ministers bungalow.

The meeting which started at 4 pm lasted till 8pm.

According to reliable sources, during the meeting, the dissident MLAs strongly objected the decision of suspension of the five police personnel besides questioning the integrity of the Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio.

The MLAs also reiterated why the police personnel were suspended when the Home minister clearly informed the House that the police personnel did not harass the NSF members.

After having heard the opinion of the MLAs, Ibobi reportedly gave detailed reports leading to the suspension of the five police personnel, the sources said.

The Chief Minister then assured the dissident MLAs that the suspension order will soon be revoke.

However, the Chief Minister did not give any specific time for putting this promise into effect.

In the meantime, some of the dissident MLAs anticipated that the suspension order will be revoked before the Assembly session tomorrow.

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