After meeting CM Biren on Sunday evening, the JAC decided to go ahead with the imposition of the 24-hours statewide total shutdown.
Chief minister N Biren Singh on Sunday told members of JAC that the abduction of Athuan Abonmai was not informed to him timely by the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police of Tamenglong on the fateful day of September 22.
This was informed to the members of the Joint Action Committee Against the Brutal Murder of Athuan Abonmai during the third meeting with CM Biren on Sunday evening at his bungalow on his invitation, according to the JAC.
During the meeting, the JAC reiterated the charter of demands for suspension of the DC and SP of Tamenglong since the unfortunate incident took place because of their negligence, inefficiency and suspected role of their collusion in facilitating the crime.
CM Biren further stated that the abduction of Athuan Abonmai was not informed to him timely by the DC and SP. This itself is one of the valid grounds which was enough to suspect collusion and conspiracy of the DC and SP with the perpetrators which warrant their immediate suspension if not termination, the JAC said. The meeting ended with the assurance that the chief minister will do the needful at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the JAC decided to go ahead with the imposition of the 24-hours statewide total shutdown with effect from October 3 midnight and to follow other democratic forms of protests until final settlement is arrived and justice is delivered.
On the other hand, protests demanding justice continued in different parts of the state. Sit-in protests were held at Namthangpung, Sawombung Duigaipangjang, Sawombung Sairem, Namguilong Kabuikhul, Dimdailong Checkon, amongst others. The protestors held placards that read — where is the law of the land, justice for Athuan Abonmai, murder is not an accident, no justice no peace, amongst others.