Stop agitation during pandemic hour: Rajen

Imphal: Any form of superfluous agitation and protests should be stopped during such crucial hour of Covid-19 pandemic, education and fishery minister S. Rajen Singh said on Sunday.

Rajen was talking to reporters clarifying the transfer and posting of district fishery officer, DFO, Chandel at his residence at Salam, Imphal West.

It has been reported in some local dailies regarding agitation by Chandel District Fishery Farmers’ Development Commitee on the transfer and posting of district fishery officer, Chandel. The service of one Kh. Ebetombi Devi, project officer, who was holding the charge of DFO, Chandel was attached and utilized at head office of the department, he said.

He explained that during this vacation, Sunpi Pikham, fishery inspector, has been given the charge as DFO, Chandel, on In-Charge basis. But the High Court, Manipur, in its verdict, has given order to reinstate Kh. Ebemhal as District Fishery Officer, DFO, Chandel. The government will respect and comply with the judgment of the High Court, he added.

Rajen appealed the members of the ommitee of the district to suspend their agitation since it is according to the judgment of the court. He said that there is no intention of the government in the regard.

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