IMPHAL, February 14, 2018: Manipur Chief Minister Biren Singh on Tuesday said that police and paramilitary forces have been asked “to stop forthwith harassing former insurgents” who have joined the mainstream.
There had been allegations of harassment to some former insurgents despite their signing the suspension of operations agreement with the government, the Chief Minister said in the state assembly in response to some observations made by Congress MLAs in the House.
Biren assured that if there were any further reports on harassment and torture to the former insurgents, strict disciplinary action would be taken up against the security personnel.
He, however, admitted that he was surprised when six former insurgent groups — which are signatories to the suspension of operations — had called a 42-hour general strike starting Monday morning.
The strike was called off in the evening when an assurance was given that after the budget session, the Chief Minister would meet their representatives to hammer out contentious issues.