Cabinet resolves to suspend rescue ops
Protests continue, rally staged, Elizabeth completes 7 days in captivity

Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, November 10: While appreciating the public outcry against the kidnapping of Luningla Elizabeth, daughter of GAD Minister Francis Ngajokpa, the State Cabinet during a special meeting this morning resolved to discontinue operation being carried out to rescue the kidnapped girl child from the clutch of her unknown kidnappers for the time being, a reliable source informed.

The source said that the special Cabinet meeting held in the conference hall of the CM's Secretariat was presided over by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and expressed unhappiness over inability to trace the whereabouts of the kidnapped child and establish the identity of the kidnappers.

The meeting decided to stop the rescue operation being carried out to secure the release of the girl child for the time being.

However, even if the rescue operation is stalled, the meeting decided to step up measures for curbing the law and order problems in the State.

The meeting appreciated the united stand of the people against kidnapping of the child and their protest demonstration and demand for safe release of the kidnapped child and resolved to appeal to the people for further co-operation for securing the safe release of Luningla.

The meeting also resolved to urge all the MLAs and the Ministers to be sensitise alert their party workers within their respective Assembly constituencies in tracing the whereabouts of the kidnapped girl.

The special Cabinet meeting also discussed the reports of bombs being found planted at the residence of BJP's MLA M Bhorot and decided to allot a residential quarter to Bhorot for his security, the source informed.

In the meantime, spokesman of the SPF Government Gaikhangam in a statement said that the attempt of the BJP to politicize issue of bomb attack at the residence of MLA Bhorot was very unfortunate for the people of the State.

Rally staged: Even as sit-in-protests were staged across the length and breadth of Imphal, thousands of students from different schools took to the street and staged a rally today under the auspices of AMSU.