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DESAM volunteers protest third degree torture ; demands punishment

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Imphal, Nov 2:  Volunteers of DESAM today staged a sit-in-protest demanding punishment of the police personnel who had tortured five of its member including its President Moirangthem Angamba on October 29. The students’ body said that 5 of its member including its president were picked up by Singjamei Police in connection with an incident happened in front of Manipur University main gate and alleged the police of treating third degree torture to their member including its president Moirangthem Angamba. Buish signed of torture at both the legs of M Angamba was shown to media persons at Raj Medicity where the student leader was admitted and undergoing treatment two soon after their released two days back.
Speaking to the media persons at the protest site General Secretary of DESAM, Nameirakpam Adison demanded immediate action against those police personnel involved in the brutal torture of their student colleagues in custody on or before November 4. The students’ body warned the government to face serious form of agitation if the government failed to take up appropriate action against those police personnel if fails to fulfill the demand.
On October 29, a clashed broke out at Manipur University between two student groups. Some students from the Manipur University strongly opposed DESAM’s proposed felicitation function of newly elected college students’ union election inside the Manipur university campus prompting the two group to engaged in fierce clashed. Police which rushed the spot fired tear gas shells and even charge the students with baton as the situation could not be controlled. Later, police picked up five students including the DESAM President. A police man also sustained injury while trying to control the clashed.  

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