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Memorandum to Rijiju by assaulted SI's family

The family members of a Manipur police sub-inspector, who was allegedly assaulted by the escort personnel of state assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar, met Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and submitted a memorandum to him demanding action.

Imphal: The family members of a Manipur police sub-inspector, who was allegedly assaulted by the escort personnel of state assembly Speaker Th Lokeshwar, met Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and submitted a memorandum to him demanding action.

Sub-inspector Amitabh Arambam, a gallantry award winner, was allegedly dragged out of his personnel car and brutally assaulted by the speaker's escort personnel on May 10 night in front of his wife and two children for taking time to move out of the way and letting the speaker's convoy pass.

Th Lokeswar allegedly did nothing to stop his guards and drove off.

His wife Vandana told PTI today that her family members met Rijiju here yesterday and submitted the memorandum to him demanding action against the escort personnel.

The central minister told them he was aware of the incident and as it was being investigated by the state government he was waiting for the actual facts, she said.

"The union minister assured my family members that he will see to it that justice is done," she said and urged the authorities to take up the matter "very seriously" so that the culprits were punished and justice was done, specially since they were state government employees like her husband.

There was no response from the government on the incident till today, she added.

The commander of the escort party was suspended after the incident and investigations into it are on, officials said.