Indefinite bandh against hit & run case paralyses Yairipok


IMPHAL, APRIL 27: The indefinite bandh clamped in Yairipok area, Thoubal district from this morning by the JAC Against the Hit and Run Case of Late Oinam Kunjamani has greatly affected normal life in the area.

Speaking to media persons, convener of the JAC M Surjit made it clear that it does not want compensation what it want is to arrest the driver of the diesel auto, who hit Oinam Kunjamani from Yairipok Laimanai.

He pledged to continue the bandh and not accept the dead body till the demand is met.

He reiterated that the JAC had already imposed indefinite bandh in Yairipok area on April 25 and staged sit-in-protest demonstration demanding arrest of the auto driver.

According to him, IO of the case, OC of Yairipok Police Station and SDPO Yairipok had assured the JAC of informing the news of the arrest before 3 pm of April 26 but the same has not been done so far.

He appealed to clubs and civil society organizations to extend support to the legitimate demand made by the JAC.

Owing to the bandh, business establishments and markets at Yairipok were closed. Private and passenger vehicles stayed off the roads. Educational institutes and banks also remained closed.

Bandh supporters imposed road block at Wangkhem Bazar, Yairipok Bridge and Yairipok Laimanai by placing wood logs.

However, there is no news of untoward incidents as for today. Police personnel have been deployed in the area to foil unwanted incidents out of the bandh.

It may be mentioned that Oinam Kunjamani went out of his house riding a Honda Activa scooter on April 18 at around 10 am. He was hit by a speeding diesel auto plying along Yairipok-Thoubal road on its way at Wangkhem.

He was admitted to Thoubal district Hospital but later referred to Raj Medicity after his condition got worsened. He succumbed to the injuries on April 23.

His dead body is still lying unclaimed at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) morgue.


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