Sit-in-protest against arrest

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    IMPHAL May 26: A sit-in protest was held this afternoon at SEICO office located at Liwa road Chanam Pukhri Mapal in connection with the arrest of three persons by security force.

    The arrested persons are Thangjam Gojen, 30, s/o Th. Gambhir of Chanam Pukhri Mapal of ward number 17, Oinam Setha 26, s/o O. Shyamjai of Chanam Pukhri Mapal of ward number 16 and Irom Somorendro 35, s/o I. Lukhoi of Chingamakha Ahongsangbam Leikai,
    Speaking to media person, a protester informed that both Gojen and Setha were arrested by the Army last mid-night, whereas, I.Somorendro was arrested on May 22 midnight, however, till today, no information on their whereabouts is known.

    The protester further said that Th. Gojen and I Somorendro are former militants of PLA while O. Setha was associated with PREPAK; however, since the last 10/20 years they have been leading a normal life.

    Apprehensive on the development, the protester questioned whether Arm Forces Special Power Act is still in force, even though it was declared that the act has been withdrawn from 7 segments of the Imphal Municipal council by the Government.

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