Imphal: A Congress MLA beat up a Manipur
government official for refusing to hand over some equipment
to electrify parts of his Assembly constituency, resulting in
protest by employees of the electricity department.
The police said Congress MLA K Meghachandra thrashed
the superintending engineer of the electricity department, S
Joy Kumar, yesterday when he refused to part with any
equipment without permission of the chief engineer who was
away at the time.
The employees of the department lodged a strong protest
with power minister Phungzathang Tonsing who in turn lodged a
complaint with Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh asking for the MLA
to tender an apology.
They also held a sit-in protest today demanding legal
action against the legislator.