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5 Manipur cops suspended over custodial death

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, Dec 21 - Five Manipur Police personnel have been suspended in connection with the alleged custodial death of one Md Abdul Gaffar, according to State Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

Replying to a call attention motion by Congress MLA Kh Joykishan on the concluding day of the two-day State Assembly session here today, the Chief Minister said that efforts are on to arrest other Central security force personnel involved in the incident.

He added that the Government plans to provide a job to the next of kin of the victim, besides providing ex-gratia relief as per rule. Earlier, the State Government had reportedly agreed to order a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Gaffar (40), a resident of Usoipokpi Makha, was reportedly picked up by a joint team of Thoubal Police and 26 Assam Rifles. He was found dead on December 20.

Meanwhile, responding to another call attention motion raised by Congress MLA K Meghachandra on the delay in demarcating the State boundary in the Dzukou Valley, the Chief Minister said the State Government has formed a committee to verify the boundary in the valley. Subsequently, a report will be submitted to the Centre, he added.

The Survey of India has also been urged to settle the matter soon, Biren Singh said.

Earlier, responding to a query during the Question Hour, the Chief Minister replied that there are a total of 653 surrendered ultras and they are being given a stipend of Rs 6,000 and an one-time financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh each. They are further provided training in a trade or vocation of their choice or befitting their aptitude. There are also incentives for surrendered weapons and ammunition.

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