Imphal, May 26:
The All Manipur Students’ Union has vehemently condemned the release of drug lord Lhukhosei Zou on interim bail on May 20 and simultaneous transfer of NAB’s Additional SP Thounaojam Brinda who is in charge of the case.
A press statement sign by Lhunpao Lupheng, Publicity Secretary of the AMSU said that the release of the drug lord seems to be rather a preplan by taking advantage when the CSOs, students’ bodies, and Meira paibi along with the people of the state are busy fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The students’ body said that the release of the drug lord smell red as the bail hearing was conducted three times during this month when the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 is enforced and released him on bail on medical ground. It said that Lhukhosei Zou had been released on bail earlier and as he failed to appear at the court he had been announced, absconder. At such circumstances the AMSU said that they are not sure whether the court will continue the trial with sincerity.
On the other hand, Manipur Judicial Association had filed a complaint to the Cyber Crime Police in connection with a Facebook post which the Additional SP of NAB, Th. Brinda Devi uploaded, terming it as derogatory. When the case is yet to complete the government to transfer her. This should not be done, the students’ body observe.
The student’s body further said that the granting of bail to drug lord Lhukhosei Zou and transfer of Additional SP Brinda smells not only corrupt practice by the judge by also indicated government’s hand for the release of the drug lord. The AMSU also question of the judiciary can be played by the government at their will.