Imphal: Chief minister N. Biren Singh has strongly condemned the ‘unfortunate and horrific incident’ that happened on May 4, which came to light only after a video became viral in social media recently.
Biren was talking to reporters at his Imphal office after a meeting with the ministers and MLAs of the ruling party this evening.
He said an FIR was filed at Saikul Police station regarding the matter on May 18 and later transferred to Nongpok Sekmai Police station on June 21. “As there were many cases filed on different incidents that happened in the state and while the government was trying to identify the particular case, the video on the incident suddenly came to surface,” he added.
Expressing strong condemnation against the inhuman act on two women, the chief minister labelled it as a crime against humanity and maintained that the state government would not remain silent on this heinous crime. He informed that immediately after seeing the video, he had directed the Cyber Crime department to check its authenticity and also instructed to conduct a mass combing operation at the suspected areas to nab the culprits.
Biren informed that a person suspected to be the main accused of the heinous crime have been arrested and operation is on to nab and book all the other persons involved in the crime as per law. He added that the government would make efforts to get the culprits with maximum punishment like capital punishment.
He stressed the need to create awareness among people on inhumane nature of such heinous crimes and to ensure that such horrifying incidents against women and children do not happen in future.