Sit-in protest staged against alleged assault by police personnel


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 17: A sit-in protest was staged today at Keirao Makting Menjor Ingkhol demanding the dismissal of police personnel for their alleged involvement in the assault of Md Abdul Hekim who is physically handicapped.
It may be noted that the police personnel of Irilbung Police Station physically assaulted Md Abdul Hekim on March 14 last in connection with a complaint filed by him regarding the release of his mortgaged land.
Speaking at the sidelines of the protest, Abdur Rakish, son of Md Abdul Hekim sought the attention of the Chief Minister and authorities concerned to take up immediate measures to dismiss Irilbung PS 2nd OC Th Bungbung from his service and transfer OC P Paojeanlung for their alleged involvement in assaulting Md Abdul Hekim.
Abdur Rakish strongly denounced the physical assault meted out by these irresponsible police personnel on his father who is handicapped.
Narrating about the incident, he said that he and his father went to Irilbung Police Station in connection with the written complaint filed by them with regards to the release of their mortgaged land on March 14, 2023.
However, instead of addressing their concern and without listening to them, the OC of Irilbung PS asked the Investigating Officer (IO) to look into the matter and left. The IO instead of hearing them out started physically assaulting his father by kicking and beating him, he added.
When he tried to intervene and requested the IO to stop such assault on his father, the IO even started beating him.
In view of such ill-treatments, Abdur Rakish urged the authorities concerned to provide befitting punishment to the police personnel concerned.
Abdul Hekim's elder sister Mina Bibi, while condemning the incident in the strongest terms, appealed to all concerned to provide appropriate punishment to these police personnel and dismiss them within three days.
She also cautioned that the locals along with the CSOs, organisations of disabled persons and like minded organisations will launch intense forms of agitation until their demands are met.