Imphal, Oct 21: At least 3 personnel of Manipur’s Thoubal district police have been reportedly suspended over excessive use of force while quelling irate mob in Thoubal on Tuesday.
An official source revealed, on condition of anonymity, that amongst the five rogue personnel, three belonged to Manipur police commandos while two of them are from Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB)
The suspended persons are identified as CDO, OC in charge N. Tikendra , S.I .Lalminthang Mangtae,ASI L. Dhanabir and another two personnel currently attached to the Thoubal CDO namely Havildar Ch. Mossenger and & Havildar H. Manihar have been recommisioned to the 1st batallion of the IRB for their involvement in the said incident .
It must be recalled that when a confused and irate mob had marched towards Thoubal Police Station on October 19 to know the whereabouts of one Zamir Khan, 35, s/o Zalauddin of Sangaiyumpham Part II Moirang Palli Bazaar, who was alleged as PULF and reportedly arrested by Assam Riffles, Thoubal Police used excesses of tear gas and lathi-charged to disperse the aggrieved mob. In the ensuing scuffle, 15 persons including women sustained injuries, some of whom were critical and had to be rushed to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.
A Joint Action Committee (JAC) has been formed by the people of Sangaiyumpham to take the issue to its logical conclusion. It decried police atrocities and excessiveness and demanded the release of the Zamir without any condition.
The JAC reportedly took the matter to the Chief Minister of Manipur O Ibobi Singh, who has reportedly assured of finding a solution promptly.
The JAC had demanded that those police personnel who are involved in the incidence of excessive police atrocities be sacked summarily. It rubbished police allegation of Zamir being a member of PULF.
The people began to be suspicious under contradiction claims by PIB (DW) and PRO IGAR (S).
Meanwhile, Bisnupur districtâ€™s Moirang Mairenbam Leikaiâ€™s womenfolk staged a sit in protest at their locality in protest against the incidence of hurling hand grenade in the residential premises of one Hemom Biren, 45, s/o H Mangi of Moirang Mairenbam Leikai.
The bomb that was found this morning at around 5.30 am was recovered by Moirang Police.