Hate-monger granted bail

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 18 : The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Saturday ordered the release of a 23-year old youth who was arrested for posting 'hate comment' on social media.
Accused Kamkholam Haokip (23), s/o Vangthang Haokip of Pangmol Vangmaichungpao village, Jiribam was produced before the Court by Imphal police station seeking judicial custody remand while the defence counsel filed remand objection and sought bail.
The IO of the case, through an APP, submitted that a Facebook user with ID Neopu Haokip @ Kamkho-lam uploaded a hate com- ment which may create tension among the people yesterday at around 10.30 am.
After the post went viral on social media, a case was registered at Imphal police station and arrested Kamkholam Haokip from his residence yesterday, the IO said.
Reportedly, the accused has accepted the charge levelled against him and disclosed that he posted the comment on a status upload-ed by Dr Lamtinthang Hao- kip which states “Chingna Koina Pansaba."
The IO submitted that the hate comment uploaded by the accused was controversial and it might cause tension among the  people. It was further submitted that prima facie evidence is well established against the accused. The Court, on perusal of the case record and after hearing the submission of the IO and the defence counsel, released the accused on bail on execution of PR bond amounting to Rs 50,000 and surety of the same amount.