SHILLONG, Dec 23: The family members of the two accused persons arrested for allegedly impersonating as SOT (Special Operations Team) personnel on Sunday sought the intervention of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) asking the commission to initiate action against the police concerned for alleged torture and for crimes not committed.
IMPHAL, Dec 23: A journalist was killed while scores of vehicles were burnt and got damaged as the indefinite bandh continued for the second consecutive day on Sunday called by Film Forum Manipur (FFM) supported by various civil society organisations in protest against the assaulting of Manipuri film actress Momoko by an NSCN-IM cadre in Chandel on December 18 evening.
Guwahati, Dec 23: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed shock at the killing of a local scribe in Imphal on Sunday in the police firing. The Assam based journalist organization has urged the O. Ibobi Singh led Manipur government to investigate the incident that led to killing of Th Dwijamani (Nanao) Singh and compensate his family.
Mentionable is that Nanao Singh, 30, who used to work as a stringer camera person for Prasar Bharati, was killed on the second day of indefinite strikes called by the protesters asking actions against an NSCN-IM leader (Livingstone Anal), who allegedly molested a Meitei film artiste on December 18 last.
SHILLONG, Dec 23: Reacting on specific inputs, the BSF troops deployed in South west Garo Hills district apprehended one Bangladeshi smuggler while he was infiltrating to India from Bangladesh.
The apprehended person has been identified as Sah Jamal (40).
IMPHAL, Dec 23: The Manipur unit of Naga People's Front (NPF) wonders whether the state government of Manipur exists at all alleging that the bandh supporters have been given a free hand in disrupting the Christmas activities.
The bandh turned violent since Saturday in the state capital Imphal called by Film Forum Manipur (FFM) and supported by various civil society organizations in protest against the alleged assault case of Manipuri film actress Momoko on December 18 last by an NSCN-IM cadre.