Arrest the minister who violated the laws of the land: CPI

TMB Report

IMPHAL: CPI Manipur State Council has stated in complaint against the concerned authority for letting loose an MLA who had allegedly violated regulations of curfew as well as the country-wide lockdown to fight against Coronavirus.

 In a press release issued by Assistant Secretary M. Joykumar Luwang, the party condemned the act of misusing the people’s mandate on looting public properties, which was reportedly in some local daily newspaper. According to reports some escort personnel of a minister came to Mantripukhri along with a TATA vehicle dipper and tried to whisk away essential commodities from a grocery shop, taking advantage of the odd hour.

The police personnel deployed around there were helpless to deal with the influential person.

 On the matter, the minister himself reached on the spot boldly and even tussled with SP I/E Jogeshchandra Haobijam over the issue and forcibly took away lots of products from the store.

On the other hand, the CPI regretted, people who came out reluctantly on the roads, in the search for essential items were stopped and fined 500 – 600 rupees by police personnel in every parts of the state for violating rules of curfew and lockdown imposed, Joykumar Luwang mentioned.

CPI Manipur State Council condemned such contradictory and ruthless act of the minister at such hours of grief and sorrow caused by this pandemic. Therefore, it is demanded that actions are taken up immediately, as such leaders are the real enemy of the people, he asserted.

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