Arrested AIMS members released on bail in Imphal

Four members of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Singpanglup were arrested for locking the office gate of chief engineer, engineering wing of education (s) department on Friday.

Four members of Apunba Ireipakki Maheiroi Singpanglup (AIMS), who were arrested for locking the office gate of chief engineer, engineering wing of education (s) department on Friday were released on bail Saturday.

They were produced before the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West with a prayer of five days police custody under FIR No. 164 (9)2020, IPC under section 341/342/506/34.

The four members are identified as Oinam Nikarson, 21, son of O Joy of Nambol Laimapokpam; Longjam Thoithoiba, 22, son of L Ingoba Meitei of Wangoi Thounaojam Leikai; Thoudam Nongalakpa, 20, son of Th Dina Meitei of Thongju Beni Leirak and Waikhom Saiyonba, 22, son of W Surjit of Kyamgei Mayai Leikai.

They were charged for locking the gate without any reason by the chief engineer of the education engineering wing. Through the chief engineer’s complaint, police spotted the office and released the employees who were locked inside the gate.

During police interrogation, they reportedly admitted the charge levelled against them and disclosed that they were instructed by president and secretary of AIMS for carrying out the task.

However, the counsels of the accused prayed for bail and were released by the court with furnishing bail bail bond of Rs 5000 and Rs 5000 surety.

First Published:Sept. 20, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

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