MHRC registers case against assault on Dr Haraba

The Manipur Human Rights Commission has directed the DGP, Manipur to instruct the officer-in-charge, Imphal Police Station to submit a detailed report on the investigation of the case by June 22.

Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has registered a complaint petition filed by ‘JAC against the brutal assault on Dr Haraba’, on Thursday.

The MHRC has directed DGP, Manipur to instruct the officer-in-charge, Imphal Police Station to submit a detailed report on the investigation of the case by June 22.

JAC convenor Chingangbam Gyaneshor as the complainant of the petition, said that the alleged physical assault against Dr Ningthoukhongjam Haraba took place on June 7 at around 9.15 pm near Uripok Energy Petrol Pump. The doctor was allegedly assaulted by sub inspector Vikram Khumbongmayum of Manipur Police posted at Chandel now attached to NAB-PS and sub inspector Khomdram Bungcha of NAB-PS.

 And FIR has been registered for investigation at Imphal police station under section 325/34 IPC. However, the accused persons have been released on bail by the criminal court concerned.

JAC meeting on assault on Dr Haraba

On June 10, ‘The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the brutal assault of Dr Haraba’ held a meeting on Wednesday evening at the premises of Samadon Sanglen in Uripok Ningthoukhongjam Leikai, which was attended by the representatives of various clubs of Uripok, a release stated.

The meeting resolved to form a JAC and seek justice for Dr Haraba who was in charge of six quarantine centres, it stated. It resolved against granting bail to the assaults under the Act of The Epidemic Disease (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 and The Epidemic Disease Act, 1897, it stated.

It resolved to appeal to the government to take urgent steps to prosecute and punish the police personnel involved in the assault, it stated. The involved should be suspended and removed from their duty, it resolved.

JAC further seeks assurance from the state government that safety of the frontline workers is provided. It also resolved to support Indian Medical Association (IMA) and All Manipur AYUSH Doctors Association (AMADA) in their quest to serve justice to medical officer, Dr Haraba, it added.

It appealed to the Home department and director general of police (DGP) to check on the movement of its staff and officers. It also sought clarification on inclusion of Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) officials among the frontline workers from the departments concerned. The movement of doctors and other healthcare workers in their respective localities will be restricted if actions are not taken up timely, it added.

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First Published:June 12, 2020, 12:47 a.m.