Acting presidents of ANSAM, UNC proclaimed 'wanted'
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 07 2010: Manipur police today proclaimed acting president of ANSAM, David Choro and acting president of UNC, Samson Remei as "wanted with cash rewards of Rs 1,00,000 each for their arrest/providing information leading to their arrest" .

A press release issued by DGP, Manipur, Y Joykumar declared David Choro (38), son of late Adani of Makhan village, Senapati district, acting president of ANSAM and Samson Remei, son of Meikupao Remei of Chingmeirong Kabui Khul, Imphal, acting president of UNC as wanted persons with the cash rewards.

The declaration was made in the backdrop of assurance given by the DGP in the Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench on June 4 that police will leave no stone unturned in causing arrest of the ANSAM's acting president, David Choro, who failed to appear in the court in connection with a PIL filed against the economic blockade called by ANSAM and supported by UNC and other Naga bodies.

A file photo of Acting president of UNC, Samson Remei and Acting president of ANSAM, David Choro, holding a banner during a rally held at Senapati

The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench last Friday had given the police another 10 days (till June 16) to produce ANSAM president, David Choro.

Earlier, the police could not comply with the directive of the court to arrest and produce him in the court on June 4 .

It was only on June 3, after the DGP was summoned to appear before the court in person, police took up two suo-motu cases against the members of the All Naga Students Association Manipur (ANSAM) and the United Naga Council (UNC) under sections 171-C/431/440/120-B of IPC and 8-BNH Act 1956 .

The cases were registered at Sekmai and Patsoi police stations of Imphal West district against the imposition of economic blockade on the NH-39 and 53 .

ANSAM backed by United Naga Council, UNC has been imposing economic blockade on the national highways in Manipur with effect from April 11 causing untold hardship to the people of the state.

Members of the ANSAM and UNC were charged of causing mischief rendering manmade famine and scarcity of necessary items by imposing economic blockade on the national highways.

The acts intimidated.and forfeited the right of life of the people of the state, both the cases charged the two bodies.

While enforcing the stir, members of the two bodies not only caused disturbances on the movement of essential items and vehicular traffics on the NH-39 and 53 but they also of disturbing in the elections to the Manipur (Hill areas) District Council.

They forcibly stopped movement of government officials engaged on election duty and officials in development and maintenance of roads, etc.

by damaging roads, dig up pitch and erecting physical barriers on the roads.

Mention may be made that DGP, Y Joykumar had given assurance in the court on June 4 last that all possible steps including declaring of ANSAM's president, David Choro as proclaim offender and also for declaring him as a "Wanted Person" with prize on his head will be taken up within a week so as to produce him before the court.