The volunteers of DESAM who were arrested in connection with the thrashing of a school teacher might be released on bail. Several DESAM supporters, students and family of the arrested student volunteers waited outside the court complex and shouted slogans in support of the DESAM volunteers as they were produced to court. Mentioned may be made that the DESAM volunteers allegedly assaulted a Computer science teacher of St. Joshep School for canning a student of class VI for allegedly misbehaving inside the class room on June 16. The DESAM volunteers allegedly summoned the teacher and beat him at leg creating several bruise marks. Following that students and teachers of St. Joseph School staged a protest demonstration and police taking up a sue motto case arrested 18 members of DESAM from its head office located at Keishampat on June 17 evening. The arrested students were produced to the court of CJM Imphal West on June 18 and remanded in police custody till June 23.
The arrested students were supposed to produce today at CJM Imphal West after an appealed has been filed by the counsel of the arrested students. However, the case has been moved to the court of the Duty Magistrate Imphal West. As the Duty Magistrate was at that time engaging in a seminar at Manipur High Court Complex, the arrested DESAM Volunteers were later taken to at Manipur High Court and later brought back to Cheirap court.
Until the filing of this report they were not released.