By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 8: Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bishnupur, remanded 14 individuals who were arrested for harassing and physically assaulting a man, a woman and her daughter at Kha Potsangbam in the morning of October 6, to police custody remand for 7 days (till October 14).
Bishnupur police arrested three more individuals involved in the Upokpi incident which went viral on social media. They included one Maibam Memcha (54) w/o Ibomcha of Kha Potsangbam, who allegedly slapped the baby girl, Ningthoujam Tombi Devi (45) w/o Ibohal who allegedly hit the victim woman on her head and Pukhrambam Sushila Devi (49) D/o Ibochou of Kha Potsangbam Ward Number 7. The three women, along with the 11 others who were arrested by Bishnupur police yesterday, were produced before the Court along with a prayer for remanding them to seven days police custody today.
The IO of the case submitted that on October 6, at around 10.30 am, OC Bishnupur received an information that some locals of Upokpi Khunou and Kha Potsangbam village had restrained and assaulted a man and a woman at Kha Potsangbam community hall.
Immediately, a police team rushed to the spot and rescued the man and the woman along with a minor girl. After an enquiry into the matter, an FIR was registered under different sections and in the meantime, a video of the incident went viral on social media which showed the daughter of the victim woman being assaulted and badly treated by the locals.
Hence 75 JJ Act was included in the regular FIR, the IO explained adding that 11 individuals namely Keisam Chandrakala Devi (54) of Kha Potsangbam Maning Leikai, Potsangbam Bijenti Devi (45) of Kha Potsangbam Mayai Leikai, Tourem ongbi Guneshwori Devi (42) of Kha Potsangbam Mamang Leikai, Nongmaithem Dhamu Singh (35) of Kha Potsangbam Mamang Leikai, Oinam Shanti Devi of Upokpi Khunou, Salam Manisana Singh (35) of Upokpi Khunou, Potsangbam Hemachandra Singh (37) of Kha Potsangbam Mamang Leikai, Kangabam Inaocha Devi (46) of Kha Potsangbam Mayai Leikai and Oinam Premkumar Singh (36) of Upokpi Khunou were arrested yesterday.
Pointing out that 3 more individuals were arrested today morning as well, the IO prayed for remanding all the accused in police custody for 7 days for smooth investigation of the case.
The Court, satisfied with the police prayer, remanded all 14 till October 14.