IMPHAL, September 8: There was uproar this evening inside the Nongmeibung office of the Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System after a police team arrested 12 members including four women of the committee.
The police team was led by additional SP Imphal West Victoria Yengkhom.
The 12 were arrested following an alleged assault of the owner of ‘Tashi Interiors’ Debson Yengkhom, 36, son of Yengkhom Puskar by the JCILPS student wing members after calling him for a meeting.
Debson was called at the office of the JCILPS following a reported argument yesterday when members of the student wing had gone to his office to check for “illegal non-locals.”
According to the JCILPS women wing convenor Lourembam Nganbi, the committee was discussing the Chief Minister’s invite for talks on the ILPS demand today, when the addl SP barged into the office and called out the executive members.
It may be mentioned that earlier in the day, Tashi interiors CEO Debson had come to the office for the meeting, which however turned into an ugly tussle with the members of the student wing assaulting him, sources said.
Debson who is elder brother of the additional SP called her after the incident, the source continued.
Soon on reaching the spot, Victoria found bruise marks on her brother and informed the Porompat PS.
The police detained eight members of the student wing, four of the women wing and other members of the JCILPS and took them for questioning.
Meanwhile, after the police team left, the JCILPS women wing called a press conference and lamented the police action.
Convenor L Nganbi said following the police action, the committee has decided to withhold the invite for a meeting on the ILPS demand with the Chief Minister until the additional SP is suspended and she apologises before the committee.
She further threatened of strong agitations unless the demand is met with.