Nungba assault case: AMSU demands arrest of culprits

Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 4 | Publish Date: 9/4/2018 11:34:46 AM IST

The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) has Tuesday set a 72-hour deadline to book the culprits involved in the assault of four persons at Nungba Bazar of Noney district on Monday night.

The incident allegedly happened Monday night around 7:40 pm when the bus with a 37- member team including some singers on board was stopping near a hotel. The assailants who allegedly claimed to be cadres of NSCN (I-M) also looted around Rs 5000, said report. 

Addressing a news conference at its office in Imphal, AMSU president Manijt Sarangthem alleged that AMSU general secretary S Anil was slapped twice by the four self-proclaimed NSCN (I-M) cadres.

The four miscreants came and asked the driver to pay ‘vehicle tax’ while the bus was stopping for passengers to take meal at hotel, alleged Sarangthem.

Even after identifying themselves as students, the miscreants kept on demanding the tax, he alleged.

Further, the miscreants forcibly collected around Rs 5000 (Rs 500 each from some of the members on board the bus), Manjit alleged.

He added that several people including womenfolk witnessed the incident but none of them came forward to intervene.

A complaint has been lodged at Nungba police station and “If the Union ministry of home affairs and state government fail to take up appropriate action to book the culprits within 72-hour, we will be compelled to launch series of intense agitation,” Manjit said.

He also said that AMSU has taken the incident seriously and the matter will be brought up to the level of North East Students’ Organization with a call to stand united against such criminal activities.

Meanwhile, Nungba police of Tamenglong district has lodged a criminal case in connection with the incident of assault on some members of AMSU at Nungba.

Investigation has started under the supervision of senior officers and maximum efforts were being made to arrest the culprits at the earliest, a statement of the state police PRO said.

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