Sintha was arrested for organising a protest meeting against the acquittal of Moreh Autonomous District Council (ADC) chairman Lhukhosei Zou who was apprehended with drugs worth several crores of rupees from his official residence in 2018.
The police has power to arrest as do the magistrates, but arrest should be used as a preventive and temporary measure, only to enable the courts to decide the culpability, post trials by courts.
Supporters of Samarjit shouted slogans in favour of him even as a police team escorted the separatist leader from the Imphal airport.
The court directed the investigating officer of the Kakwa firing case to produce the accused before the state medical board and submit a report at the next hearing.
The logic behind the classification of offences as cognizable is that police needs to act immediately, either to prevent greater harm coming to the society or the victim or to prevent the accused/suspect from escaping and prejudicing the course of justice.
The three were released after furnishing bail bond of Rs 1, 00,000 each.
The bail was granted after Ibobi furnished bail bond of Rs 1 lakh along with two sureties.
The accused persons filed their bail application in January stating that they were falsely implicated in the said case and there was no recovery of any narcotic drugs from their possession.
The senior medical officer M Dinesh was bailed out by furnishing a PR bond Rs 1 lakh with one surety of the like amount.
The advocate was released on bail by furnishing PR bond of Rs 50,000 and surety like amount.