MHRC summons police officials for allegedly threatening complainants
The superintendent of Thoubal Police station and SI and LC of Lilong Police Station are to appear before the MHRC on Thursday at 12.30 pm.
The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on Tuesday asked the superintendent of Thoubal Police station, SI and LC of Lilong Police Station to appear before the commission on Thursday at 12.30 pm without fail in connection with allegations of threatening two persons who had lodged a complaint to MHRC.
MHRC stated that it will invoke coercive measures under section 13(1) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 if they fail to appear.
MHRC stated that the two complainants of the case namely, M Dhananjoy and M Chingthoisana were called by Manitomba of Lilong Police Station (S1 Rank) at his office in connection with the case filed before the MHRC. When they went to his office at Lilong Police Station on Monday, the SI produced a counter complaint application in connection with a case filed before the MHRC by the complainants.
MHRC further stated that SI started forcing them to withdraw the case and they were detained till 1 pm at his office without providing any food. They were allegedly asked to sign a ‘Deed of Agreement’ and threatened with dire consequences. MHRC observed that the complainants are apprehensive of getting arrested by the police.
The complainants alleged that SI Manitomba had forcibly taken their signatures and prepared a withdrawal application to the Lilong Police Station as per the MHRC.
Observing that the complainants are facing risks to their personal security due to the nature of the police, MHRC registered their complaints and asked SP Thoubal, SI and LC Lilong Police station to appear without fail.