Langthabal locals condemn firing


IMPHAL, July 6: The residents of Langthabal Mantrikhong decried the act of indiscriminate firing by one Khungbongmayum Momocha on July 4 and demanded the police to take necessary action against him.

A Sharat, Pradhan of Langthgabal Mantrikhong Naorem Leikai Gram Panchayat told the media at the Manipur Press Club that Khombongmayum Momocha of Langthabal Mantrikhong who is a jawan of 23 AR had allegedly threatened the local residents by firing live bullets in many occasions.

On July 4 around 9:30 pm, Momocha all of a sudden fired three to four live bullets from his gun when the bullets fell on the roofs of some houses and another bullet hit on the side wing cover of a stationary Honda Activa scooter. The AR jawan committed it without any provocation.

Enraged by the act of Momocha, local residents in the area informed the matter to the Pradhan. A complaint was also lodged with the Singjamei Police Station which picked up the perpetrator’s father named Drurba on the same day as the police were unable to arrest Momocha and his weapon.

However, Drurba was released the next day and the local residents were once again infuriated as the police failed to take up any stringent action against Drurba, the Pradhan added.

Later on, the local residents convened a public meeting yesterday in which they resolved to urge upon the concerned authority to take up appropriate action against Momocha and his father. They also decided to put pressure on Singjamei Police Station to file an FIR against Momocha and Drurba.

The public meeting decided that father and son will be sent away from the locality if the duo repeats such threatening incident in future.


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