Manipur police ASI alleged of custodial assault
The victim alleged in his complaint that on April 24 at around 9 pm, two men in civil dress blindfolded him inside the lockup and took him to an isolated place and interrogated him by torturing warning him that they will kill him on the spot.
A 62-year-old man has alleged an assistant sub-inspector of Manipur Police and some unknown persons of torturing him mentally and physically while he was in the custody of Churachandpur police station from April 21 to 28.
In this regard, the victim N Thangchinhau of New Lamka, Churachandpur has lodged a complaint to the officer in-charge of Churachandpur police station on Thursday requesting to file an FIR against ASI T Pauliansiam, who is the investigating officer and the remaining others. A copy of the complaint had also been forwarded to the superintendent of Churachandpur Police.
The complaint mentioned that Thangchinhau was arrested by the Police on April 21 in connection with an FIR case, and he was tortured to the maximum level, including giving electric shocks and also taken out of the lock-up twice for interrogation before the Joint Interrogation Cell, Imphal.
His complaint alleged that on April 24 at around 9 pm, two men in civil dress blindfolded him inside the lockup and took him to an isolated place and made him walk uphill in the darkness. On top of the hill, they interrogated him by torturing, making him touch and feel their pistol, warning him that they will kill him on the spot, it added.
After a while, they made him bend his knees and beat him with sticks and rained him blows, asking all unrelated and irrelevant questions, the complaint stated. The ordeal lasted for about two hours after which they took him back to the police station and dumped him at the lock up, it alleged.
Following his release from police custody on April 28 on bail, it stated that he went straight to the district hospital as he was unable to bear the mental and physical pain from the torture.