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5 cops suspended in firing case

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IMPHAL, Dec 24 � Five police personnel have been placed under suspension in connection with the incident in which a 29-year-old journalist was killed in police firing in Manipur, official sources said today.

The sources said a three-member enquiry committee headed by Principal Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu has been constituted to probe yesterday�s incident and the panel would submit its report to the government for further action within a week.

The police fired yesterday to disperse supporters of a �general strike� called to demand the arrest of a Naga militant who allegedly molested a film actress on December 18.

Thangjam Nanao Singh alias Dwijamanti, a journalist with �Prime Time� news channel, was killed in the police firing.

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, who met a delegation of All Manipur Working Journalists Union last evening, had given an assurance that all possible action would be taken to book the police personnel involved in the incident.

The ceasefire between the Centre and NSCN-IM has been in force in Nagaland and not in Manipur, official sources said. � PTI

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5 cops suspended in firing case

IMPHAL, Dec 24 � Five police personnel have been placed under suspension in connection with the incident in which a 29-year-old journalist was killed in police firing in Manipur, official sources said today.

The sources said a three-member enquiry committee headed by Principal Secretary (Home) Suresh Babu has been constituted to probe yesterday�s incident and the panel would submit its report to the government for further action within a week.

The police fired yesterday to disperse supporters of a �general strike� called to demand the arrest of a Naga militant who allegedly molested a film actress on December 18.

Thangjam Nanao Singh alias Dwijamanti, a journalist with �Prime Time� news channel, was killed in the police firing.

Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, who met a delegation of All Manipur Working Journalists Union last evening, had given an assurance that all possible action would be taken to book the police personnel involved in the incident.

The ceasefire between the Centre and NSCN-IM has been in force in Nagaland and not in Manipur, official sources said. � PTI

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