Ex-MLA files complaint against Charenamei
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, April 15 2009: Alleging the PDA candidate of Outer Manipur constituency, Mani Charenamei of violating the Model Code of Conduct published by the Election Commission of India, RTI Activist, L Ibomcha, and former Secretary (Law) and Ex-MLA has sought the detention of Mani Charenamei under NSA to the Chief Election Commissioner.

L Ibomcha has wrote to the CEC, N Gopalaswami, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi referring to news reports in local dailies on April 12 issues based on the statement made by Mani at election rallies at Kasom Khullen, Lambui, Nambashi, Phungyar, public ground of Kamjong in Ukhrul on April 9 and 10 .

The complaint letter of L Ibomcha which was made available to the press alleges Mani Charenamei of making provocative and inflammatory statements on the contemptuous issue of integration of all contagious Naga inhabited areas of Manipur to the state of Nagaland with a view to form a 'Nagalim' on the basis of Naga Community.

The complaint letter contends that Mani Charenamei has attempted to disturb harmony among the different communities in the state and to incite violence in Manipur.

L Ibomcha accused Mani of committing offences under Section 123 (3-A) and 125 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951; Section 124-A and 153-A of IPC for sedition and promoting enmity between different groups; Section 2 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1961 for questioning the territorial integrity or frontiers of India; and Section 3(2) of the National Security Act, for preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the State Government.

Further, the complaint letter stated that in order to prevent Mani from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order, his detention under Section 3(2) of the NSA, 1980 may be recommended.