IMPHAL | Dec 14 : Demanding justice for late Pravish Chanam, who died in mysterious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh ,irate locals of Naoremthong and Uripok blocked the Uripok Kangchup road for around one hour today at Naoremthong area.
The road remained blocked from around 2.30 pm near Naoremthong bridge crossing after staging a sit-in protest. A public meeting was held simultanously at Naoremthong community hall. The protest was jointly organised by a People Action Committee (PAC) against the brutal killing of Chanam Pravish, along with AMSU, MSF, DESAM, KSA and other civil bodies of the state.
During the meeting, it was resolved to urge the state government to take a cabinet decision and for the case of Pravish to be handed over to the CBI within 24 hours.
They further resolved to block the Uripok Kangchup road indefinitely after 24 hours if the government fails to hand over the case to the CBI. Later in the evening some of the representatives of the PAC and leaders of others civil bodies met the chief minister and submitted their demands.
During the meeting, the chief minister assured the representatives of the PAC that he will send a draft by tomorrow to the UP government from the state government side asking to hand over the case to the CBI.
It may be mentioned that Chanam Pravish , 22, son of Chanam Jugindro of Uripok Achom Leikai was travelling from Hydrabad to Delhi on September 7 and stayed at his friend, Ashok Thounaojam’s Safdarjung residence to witness a music concert on September 8 at Noida but went missing from the day of the concert.
On the same day, his brother had lodged a missing case report to the police, but on September 13 police informed back that Pravish’s body was cremated as no one came forward to claim the body.
Source : Imphal Free Press