KSO Sadar Hills alleges Sekmai police of high-handedness

General secretary, KSO Sadar Hills Thangtinlen Haokip alleged that on June 12 afternoon Jangkholun Haokip, a theologian at Manipur Theological College was physically assaulted, verbally abused by Sekmai Police Station officer-in-charge and one ASI at Kanglatongbi.


The Kuki Students' Organisation Sadar Hills has alleged Sekmai police of high handedness upon a theologian and demanded that law must prevail equally among all people.

General secretary, KSO Sadar Hills Thangtinlen Haokip alleged that on June 12 afternoon Jangkholun Haokip, a theologian at Manipur Theological College was physically assaulted, verbally abused by Sekmai Police Station officer-in-charge and one ASI at Kanglatongbi while theologian was on his way to Imphal for an emergency at around 3 pm.

He said that the police on duty enforcing curfew detained the theologian and asked him to pay Rs 400 as a fine which the theologian was reluctant to pay as ironically there were many other vehicles and people freely moving on the road.

It was when the theologian questioned the police as to why other vehicles and people were not being stopped for violating the curfew that an ASI manhandled him against his right to freedom of expression, he alleged.

The student body leader continued that the police even threatened the theologian to take him away by ambulance while he was reluctant to pay the fine, and even restricted him to talk on the phone and communicate with his friend who was with the theologian at the time.

He further alleged that when the theologian decided to stay and go with police as the law demands, the police forced him to leave telling him that it was the last warning.

The student body drew sincere attention and intervention of the authority concerned to take appropriate action against such undisciplined cops and ensure no such incidents happen again in the future.

The student body further said that as the theologian had already filed a complaint to the competent authority, they will endorse and support him to get justice.

Meanwhile, the theologian had reportedly submitted a report to the competent authority and appealed to the people not to remain as mute spectators to any form of violation of human rights perpetrated by the police of any other group.

First Published:June 16, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

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