Thoubal, Feb 17,
Two days after advisor of the Manipuri Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD), Veewon Thokchom, who was instrumental in the mass protest against the passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill , 2016 has been arrested on sedition charged; another team of Thoubal Police arrested a volunteer of the Manipur Peoples’ Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 (MANPAC) who took main role in the protest against CAB early today morning from his residence at Lamding Nasikhong Leikai in Thoubal district.
The police teams are reportedly searching for more protestors who had raised their voice to the passing of the CAB.
Report reaching here said that Charlesh Thangjam (34) son of ( Late) Thangjam Shyamo of Lamding Nasikhong Leikai was picked up by a police team from his residence at wee hour today. As per family source, police arrested him for demonstrating protest against CAB at the residence of MLA Paonam Brojen and also attacking the Wangjing BJP office.
Irate locals blocked NH-102 at Wangjing
Following the arrest of the CAB protestors, large number people came out at Imphal –Moreh Route (NH-102) and blocked road at Wangjing Keithel (Market) area since early morning today.
Traffic along the route has been disrupted as the protestors stopped by forcing u-turn from the area. Konica, a leader of the women body term the arrest of the CAB protestor even after it has been calm down following failure to present the Bill Rajya Sabha, as most unfortunate. She demanded unconditional release of Charlesh Thangjam and threatens another uprising if the police team continues searching the volunteers of MANPAC who had took part in the mass protest.