Club accuse CPI workers for Wangoo violence
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, March 02: Dismissing the claim of the CPI, secretary of Wangoo Model Club A Binod has accused CPI workers for the post poll violence that erupted at Wangoo Sandangkhong on February 27.Setting the record straight, he said that Congress workers even rescued some CPI workers who had fallen into difficult situations. Recalling the incidents, Binod said that moments after the declaration of the poll results, CPI workers went around shouting they had won the elections.

When the CPI workers approached Wangoo Sandangkhong, one Amom Nanao (26) appealed to them not to shout there as it was very near to the home of Congress candidate S Bira.

But in reply, the CPI workers assaulted Nanao with a knife, he claimed.

Injured in the hand, Nanao is still undergoing treatment at Wangoo Laipham PHC, Binod said while addressing a press meet today. Not only that, two CPI workers� Amom Abung and Kshetri Joy kicked at the abdomen of one Sanasam Chaoba Devi (25) who is still undergoing treatment.

The injured victims could be taken to Imphal for treatment as CPI workers have been �hunting� for them, he alleged. One out-house burnt down on the day belonged to one CPI worker Amom Biren of Wangoo Thongkhong.

The out-house was set ablaze by Biren himself before he fled from his home as he was apprehensive that Congress workers might attack him, Binod further said. Concerning the Maruti car which met with an accident at Wangoo Mayai Leikai, Binod clarified that the accident occurred as the driver lost control on seeing a burning hay stack, set aflame by another CPI worker just beside the road. The accident victims who came in the car were rescued by Congress workers.

The car belong to member of Wangoo Zilla Parishad, L Sekhar. Another house burnt down at Wangoo Sandangkhong on the day belonged to one N Loken.

Now it has been learnt that Loken had already transferred his belongings and goods to the house of one M Ango on the other side of Manipur river as if he knew beforehand that his house would be set afire.

However, it cannot be confirmed as yet who set the house on fire, he added.

Moreover, one Congress worker Loitongbam Sanjoy (35) of Wangoo Mayai Leikai cannot be traced till date after he was abducted by CPI workers, Binod said.

Appealing to hand over Sanjoy to family members safe and sound, Binod warned that CPI candidate N Mangi would be held responsible in case anything untoward happens to Sanjoy.

On the other hand, asserting that they have learnt of police compiling a list of 20/30 Meira Paibis for their alleged involvement in the election row, the Wangoo Apunba Meira Paibi Lup has demanded that CPI candidate N Mangi should clarify on the matter at the earliest.

They maintained that the concerned Meira Paibis were never involved in the election row nor in the election process.