JAC fumes over conflicting remarks on Babysana
IMPHAL, 15th Sep: Taking strong exception to staging of a sit-in-protest by womenfolk of Langthabal Kunja, Kyamgei and Thongju area at Langthabal Kyamgei Pan Ahanbi recently in support of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School where Ningthoujam Babysana Chanu was found dead hanging under mysterious circumstances; the Joint Action Committee (JAC) constituted in connection with the death of the minor girl has asked the government not to release all those who were arrested by police on suspicion of being involved in the death till the definite cause of the death is established.
Addressing media persons at THAU Ground here on Sunday, Committee convener Laishram Gyaneshwari alleged that the sit-in-protest was staged at the behest of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School founder cum principal Ph Landhoni, who is currently in judicial custody. She claimed that Kyamgei Meira Paibi secretary Ibeyaima was spotted together with the school authority on the day Babysana was found dead hanging inside the hostel and the latter is well aware of the denial of entry to media persons and the deceased’s family members inside the school.
Gyaneshwari also claimed that some womenfolk who took part in the sit-in-protest gave conflicting statements against the JAC which is only demanding justice to Babysana, who was studying in Class VII at the school.
She said that the JAC considering the ‘incompetence’ on the part of state police has been demanding the government to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for insightful investigation and pave the path for delivery of swift justice to the student who hailed from Thangmeiband Meisnam Leikai. Questioning the motive behind the unfounded statement made by one Modhubala who took part in the sit-in-protest, Gyaneshwari contended that the protest demonstration aimed at portraying the agitation launched by the JAC in poor light while ignoring the fact that the movement is to simply demand for unearthing the truth behind Babysana’s death at the earliest by handing over the case to the CBI.
Police fired tear gas shells at womenfolk of Thangmeiband for staging sit-in-protests in strong condemnation of the death on alleged ground of defying prohibitory order under of CrPC 144 at the area but no such restriction was imposed against staging of such sit-in-protest at Langthabal Kyamgei Pan Ahanbi against the JAC, she pointed out, while wondering whether the police are acting in favour of Landhoni.
She appealed to the government to take the case with utmost importance and take up every step required for handing over the case to the premier investigating agency of the country at the earliest.