Thursday, October 8, 2009

Protestors given bail but back in custody as nobody stands up for them

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Four women protestor, including two Gram Panchayat members and a Meira Paibi secretary, allegedly involved in incident of storming at the residence of IFC and YAS minister, N. Biren, have been remanded into the judicial custody till October 21, for failing to furnish insurer for PR bonds.
The protestors were produced before the JMIC, Imphal today, as their remands expired.
The court considering the case diary pronounced they were not involved in the incident thus bail was granted Rs. 10,000 PR bond each, however failing to produced any insurer for the bond they were remanded into judicial custody till October 21.
The protestor were arrested by the Heingang police in the wee hour of October 1, from their respective residences after a complaint was lodge by a guard commander of the 2nd MR deployed at the ministers’ residence, on the matter of attacking the house and sentry post at the Luwangsangbam residence of, IFC and YAS minister.
Later, they were remanded into police custody for seven by the court on October 1 evening.
The arrested persons were identified as one Mangshatabam Loitangjao, 40, w/o Ibomani of Luwangsangbam Mayai Leikai, Mangshatabam Phajarei, 61, w/o Iboyaima of Luwangsangbam Awang Leikai, Mangshatabam Leima, 44, w/o Tolen of Luwangsangbam Awang Leikai and Nongthonbam Inao Devi, 35, w/o Robindro of Luwangsangbam Godown Leikai. Further the sources, Loitangjao was said to be the member of Luwangsangbam Gram Panchayat ward No. 5 and Phajarei is said to be member of word No.3, while Leima is said to be Meira Paibi secretary of Luwangsangbam Awang Leikai.
The assault by the women was part of the protest against the killing of Sanjit and Rabina on July 23 Kwairamband firing,
The women protestor however deserted the area after the security guard deployed gave stern warning. (IFP)

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