UNC leaders freed unconditionally

IMPHAL, Mar 20: United Naga Council (UNC) president Gaidon Kamei and information and publicity secretary SK Stephen were finally released unconditionally by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Imphal East today.
Gaidon and Stephen were declared innocent by CJM, Imphal East Aribam Noutuneshwari Devi and acquitted them. The Court also closed six different cases against the UNC leaders.
The six cases against the duo were registered at Mao, Tadubi and Nungba police stations in connection with the economic blockade on National Highways, which the UNC lifted on Sunday midnight. They were arrested and sent to judicial custody then.
The Court also told the duo to appear before it on March 27 to help the Court in closing the cases against them.
“We really appreciate the new Government and its initiative and positive response,” Gaidon Kamei said.
IG (Administration) S Ibocha, SP Imphal West N Herojit and Advocate General Th Ibohal arrived at the Court in connection with the release of the two UNC leaders.
Meanwhile, a big reception programme was organised at Senapati Town Hall this afternoon by the UNC. Naga leaders and public attended the programme.

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