JAC takes Babysana case to Dr Heptulla, sticks to stir stand
IMPHAL, 11th Sep: Pressing the demand for handing over Babysana’s case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for revealing the exact cause of the minor student’s death at the earliest, the joint action committee constituted in connection with the mysterious death along with the deceased’s father submitted a memorandum to Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Wednesday.
A nine-member delegation of the JAC met the Governor at Raj Bhawan here around 10.30 am wherein a memorandum was submitted to the latter urging her to mount pressure on the authority concerned to hand over the case to the premier investigation agency of the country at the earliest.
After the meeting, a press meet was held at Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai, the birth place of the deceased student.
Addressing media persons, JAC convener Laishram Gyaneshwari lamented that the chief minister is yet to translate the assurances given to the JAC on September 5 into action except for unconditional release of its members who were arrested by police for staging protest demonstrations in support of the demand.
She asked as to why the statement of Babysana’s family members is not taken before the magistrate concerned till date in-spite of the chief minister directing the additional DGP and SP Imphal West to do the same. She informed that a memorandum highlighting development of the case from the day the student was found dead hanging inside the hostel of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School and till date was also submitted to the Governor.
The Governor told the JAC that the state government had already sent a written statement to the CBI urging the probe agency to take over the case but no response has been received so far. The Governor also assured the JAC that another statement will be sent to the CBI to handle the case and ensure justice to the minor student, she conveyed.
According to Gyaneshwari, Governor Dr Najma Heptulla told the JAC to give statement of Babysana’s family members to the CBI in connection with the case to get acceptable justice.
She reiterated that the JAC is all set to launch more intense agitations to meet the demand and shun holding further talks with the government as declared earlier, in case the chief minister fails to hand over the case to the CBI within September 15.