IMPHAL, Nov 9: While condemning the detention of MPP vice-president Y Mangi under NSA, MPP president Dr Nimaichand Luwang has alleged that the arrest of MPP leader was politically motivated by the state government.
He further stated that an emergency meeting of MPP office bearers and advisory committee seriously discussed the detention of Y Mangi under NSA. It was also decided to find out the truth and ensure justice to Mangi as early as possible, Nimaichand asserted.
Recalling the incident of recovering arms and ammunitions from the quarters of some MLAs at Babupara few years back, the MPP president maintained that the MLAs and others involved in the case have not been arrested and detained under NSA.
Nimaichand also clarified that the MPP is yet to take a decision on setting up vice-president Mangi as a candidate in the coming state assembly election.
It may be mentioned that the vice-president of MPP was arrested by Imphal West police commandos along with four other persons on October 30. He has been detained under NSA along with two other arrested persons after they were produced before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West yesterday.