PM urged to hand over Pravish Chanam case to CBI
IMPHAL, 4th Jan: A rally was taken out along Uripok road on Friday to seek intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for handing over the case and investigation into the controversial death of Pravish Chanam of Uripok Achom Leikai to the CBI.
Pravish went to attend a musical concert at Greater Noida, UP but was found death and his body cremated without informing the family.
The rally was organised by the People Action Committee (PAC) Against the Brutal Killing of Pravish Chanam.
Prior to taking out the rally, PAC organised a sit-in protest at Uripok Achom Leikai during which the protesters tied their mouth with black cloth.
From the protest venue, the protesters marched along the Uripok-Kangchup road and raised slogans to demand that the PM formally declare handing over the case to CBI.
After a brief march, police stopped the rally at Uripok Polem Leikai point of the road.
Speaking to media persons, PAC convener Laimayum Pishu recounted that many protests were staged and organised demanding the truth and justice to Pravish Chanam but so far no concrete investigation has taken place. Chief minister N Biren announced through the social media that the CBI had taken over the investigation but such claims turned out to be hogwash, he lamented. While referring to a letter sent by CBI Lucknow Branch on November 2018 that negated the CM’s claim, he contended that the Lucknow sleuths conceded that they cannot take up the case as it is not suitable to be investigated by the CBI on the ground that UP Police are well-equipped and professionally trained to handle the case.
After the startling revelation protests resumed but the state government tried to appease and mislead the PAC by stating that a cabinet decision will be adopted to intimate the CBI to investigate the case, he said and lamented that till now the government has been dragging its feet on the matter.
Pishu further asserted that the rally was taken out to bring the case to the notice of PM Modi and urge him to formally announce that the case will be taken over by the CBI.