IMPHAL, February 25: District and Sessions Judge, Imphal West M Manoj has appointed advocate Ningthoujam Ibochou Singh of Haobam Marak as the counsel of Manipur Police head constable Thounaojam Herojit today.
During the court proceedings today, Herojit submitted to the Judge that he is not able to engage a lawyer on his own expense. At this, the Judge asked Herojit if he had any personal preference regarding his legal representative.
Herojit replied that he has none and left it to the purview of the Court. To this, the Judge exclaimed that he can suggest the names of some senior advocates.
Later, the decision to appoint Ibochou was taken. The advocate was also requested for approval.
“I have been appointed by the court and it is my duty to represent Herojit, I will do to the best of my level. I, however have to go through the concerned papers, it is a serious case” Ibouchou told mediapersons.
Herojit was escorted from the court by women activists and he quipped to the pressmen that he was happy that his application has been given cognizance by the court and put to motion.