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Barish Sharma produced before district Magistrate; remanded in police custody

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Barish Sharma produced before district Magistrate; remanded in police custody

Former BJYM President of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Manoharmayum Barish Sharma who was arrested by the Imphal Police team was produced today in front of district magistrate Imphal West. At the time of filing this report, police may remand him for 4 days as others arrested in connection with the crime were taken in police custody till Oct 25.
Barish Sharma was arrested in connection with the October 14 incident, which happened at Sega Road, Khwairakpam Leikai in Imphal West district, where armed persons numbering around 20, in an attempt to abduct a person, fire several rounds of gunshots injuring 5 people. Police have already arrested nine persons in connection with the crime.
According to police, Barish was arrested at around 11.20 pm from his Wangkhei Ningthem Pukhi Mapal residence in Imphal East.
On the night of October 14, at around 10.30 pm, amidst a curfew imposed by the district administration around 20 armed men in civilian fatigues came and tried to abduct a person from Sega Road, Khwairakpam Leikai. Local meira paibis and club members tried to stop them from committing the act.
The gang then fired rounds of gunshots injuring at least five individuals including a woman.
Wrath over the act, Youths of Manipur and womenfolk storm the house of Barish at Wangkhei however, as he was not present, his wife and family members tender apology on behalf of Barish.
Two days back 10-member of the JAC met Chief Minister N Biren. The chief minister during the meeting informed the JAC delegation that Manoharmayum Barish Sharma is not the president of BJYM and he is in no way related to BJYM.
Barish was charged with the Arms Act, violation of curfew, criminal intimidation, and attempted murder.
Other culprits arrested earlier are Nongthombam Tony Meitei (36) s/o (L) Kumar of Langthabal Lep Mayai Leikai, who is the vice president of BJYM Manipur Pradesh presently staying at Nungoi Makha Leikai, Ningthoujam Vicky (30) s/o N Bhorot of Kongba Nandeibam Leikai and Khaidem Nibas (33) s/o Lukhoi of Singjamei Wangma Pebiya Pandit Leikai, Alex Ningombam s/o Ajit Kumar and Gurumayum Rayban s/o (L) Robindro both from Brahmapur Laljilakpa Leikai.

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