Imphal: Six persons sent to judicial custody in Kakwa firing incident

A minor boy was killed in a firing incident at Kakwa that occurred on February 28, 2021.


File Photo of incident site(IFP Image)

 

Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Monday remanded six persons into judicial custody for 15 days in connection with the Kakwa firing incident that occurred on February 28, 2021 leading to the death of a minor boy and several others injured.

The accused have been identified as Longjam Achou Singh, 76, son of (L) L Iboton of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai; Longjam Rajesh Kumar, 45, son of L Achou of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai; Longjam Chitaranjan Singh, 40, son of L Langkeshwar of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai; Longjam Langkeshwar alias Pikto Singh, 73, son of (L) L Ibotonsingh of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai; Longjam Niranjan, 38, son of L Langkeshwar of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai and Longjam Manoranjan, 35, son of L Langkeshwar of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai.

They were arrested in connection with the FIR lodged at Singjamei police station in connection with the incident. The FIR was filed under section 307/506/326 IPC and 25 (1-C) A.

The police had arrested two persons namely Longjam Achou and Longjam Rajeshkumar on February 28 and the CJM, Imphal West court remanded them into police custody till March 8. Further on March 3, the four co-accused were arrested and remanded into police custody till March 8.

Police on Monday produced them before the court with a prayer for 15-day judicial custody. The police submitted that from the investigation conducted so far, prima facie evidence has been well established against the accused persons for conspiring, planning, and executing the death of the victim and causing injuries to others with common intention using firearms.

The Police further said that at the present stage of investigation, if the accused persons are released on bail, then there is a strong likelihood of tampering with the evidence and independent witnesses thereby hampering the smooth investigation of the case.

On February 28, a minor boy was killed while seven others, including three women, sustained injuries in a shooting incident at Kakwa Naorem Leikai Sofa Leirak in Imphal West District under Singjamei Police Station. The incident was a fallout of a land dispute.

The deceased was identified as 17-year-old RK Khasper, son of RK Dhanasana of Naorem Leikai. While the injured persons are Naorem Inao, 40, wife of N Naba of Kakwa Naorem Leikai; N Arjit Singh, 28, husband of N Lembi of Kakwa Naorem Leikai; Naorem Bung, 34 son of N Nimaichand of Kakwa Naorem Leikai; Naorem Casper, 18 son of (L) N Somen Moirangcha of Kakwa Naorem Leikai; 50-year-old Naorem Hemabati, 36-year-old Naorem Thoibisana, 32-year-old Naorem Phulendro.

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First Published:March 8, 2021, 9:02 p.m.

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