Murder of Hubert and Muheni
Senapati to discuss IM's indifference to case
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, August 10: Public leaders of Senapati district will congregate at the district headquarters on Monday to deliberate on the inaction of the NSCN (IM) over the murder case of Hriini Hubert and Muheni Martin.

The meeting is being convened in the backdrop of some accused still under the custody of the said outfit.

The meeting assumes significance as a panel (Fact Finding Committee) formed to independently probe the murder of the two school going kids was dissolved about two months back following an assurance from leaders of the armed organisation to penalise the guilty persons currently detained at its Hebron camp.

It had been reported that eight persons, including prime accused Manikho and Brown were pulled up by the rebel group out of which one Adai managed to slip out from the said camp.

NSCN (IM) authorities had assured to announce through the media the course of action to be initiated against the detained persons.

chairman of the dissolved Committee Solomon Vieno, noting that it has been more than two months then but the NSCN (IM) has been maintaining a deep silence inspite of the assurance, said that the people have been persistently enquiring on any development in the matter as the Committee had initially taken the initiative to investigate the twin murder.

As the public pressure had been mounting with each passing day 'we have decided to convene an emergency meeting of all tribal community leaders to discuss the issue', Veino expressed.

"This being the hard case, we have conveyed to presidents and secretaries of all tribe unions of the district including Mao, Maram, Poumai, Zeliangrong Senapati region and Thangal, and leaders of Naga People's Organisation to join the meeting at Senapati district headquarters on Monday," he added.

The social activist also expressed annoyance with the State Government's alleged failure to intensify investigation despite having set up a special task force headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police.

The fact that state police force had managed to apprehend one Guilong did not convince Solomon who desired more concerted effort in cracking the case.

It may be recalled that the skeletal remains of Muheni martin and Hrinii Hubert were recovered from a Senapati jungle on March 27 nearly four months after the kids were abducted for ransom.

The chief Judicial Magistrate, Senapati had also issued a warrant of arrest against two top leaders of the armed outfit for failure to hand over accused persons in its custody but to no avail till date.