IMPHAL, Dec 20 � The alleged molestation and assault of a popular young Manipuri actress rocked the last day of the ongoing Manipur Assembly session today.
Acknowledging the seriousness of the issue after it was brought up by Opposition leader Dr I Ibolhalbi Singh of the All India Trinamool Congress, Manipur�s Deputy Chief Minister Gai Khangam assured the House that the Government will take up necessary steps to book the culprits.
Manipuri film actor Momoko Khangembam in her early 20s was allegedly molested and assaulted by one Livingstone Anal who is said to be an NSCN-IM cadre while the actor was anchoring a music concert at the Chandel district HQ, on Wednesday night.
�The State forces in association with the Assam Rifles will coordinate in launching a combing operation to arrest the said culprit,� Gaikhangam, who also holds the Home portfolio, informed the Assembly today.
Earlier, Opposition leader Dr I Ibolhalbi Singh raising the issue during the zero hour, demanded justice in the alleged molestation and assault case.
Expressing serious concern over the incident, Manipuri film personalities under the banner Manipur Film Forum tried to storm the Assembly complex this morning. However they were prevented by the police party on duty.