Death of Minor in Manipur: JAC sets Oct 13 deadline to hand over case to CBI

Newmai News Network

Imphal | October 10


Manipur government was on Thursday given three days to hand over the case of the suspicious death of N Babysana to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).


Twelve-year-old N Babysana, a student of Class VII in Standard Roberth Higher Secondary in Imphal’s Canchipur was found dead in her hostel dormitory on July 18 morning.


The Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed in connection with the death of the student, with the supports of various civil society organisations and student bodies, has been pressing the state government to hand over the investigation of the case to CBI.


State chief minister N Biren Singh had earlier assured fulfilling the demand.


Alleging that the state government is yet to hand over the case to the CBI, the JAC on Thursday set October 13 deadline to the state government to produce documents related with the CBI taken over the case.


The JAC set the deadline after a meeting hosted by the JAC and attended by leaders of various women based civil bodies. They unanimously resolved to revive the agitations, demanding handing over the case to CBI.


Addressing a press conference held after the meeting, JAC convenor, L Gyaneshori said that if the state government fails to hand over the case to CBI within the set deadline, a 24-hour general strike call will be given in Thangmeiband Assembly constituency on the next day, October 14.


She accused the chief minister of not translating the assurance he had given during a meeting with the JAC on September 5.


The October 14 bandh will be followed by other forms of agitation and will continue until the state government hand over the order of CBI taking over the case, she announced.


The JAC convenor said that even as the JAC had demanded abolition of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed by the state Police department, the same is yet to be abolished. Alleging that there is no meaning of the SIT when no progress is made to the investigation into the case, the JAC has been demanding abolition of the SIT, she also said.


Taking part in the press conference, leaders of various women based civil society organisations warned that if the demand for handing over the case to CBI is not fulfilled within the set deadline, intense forms of agitation will be launched.