Imphal, Feb 19,
Veewon Thokchom, who was brought here in Imphal from New Delhi by a team of Manipur Police, was released on bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West today evening.
Veewon Thokchom was arrested by a combined team of Delhi Police and Manipur Police from his rented room at Saket New Delhi on February 15. He was brought back to Imphal today and produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West at Lamphel today afternoon.
The student leader was secretly produced at Patiala House Court the following day and later a News agency report said that the bail application applied by the counsel of Veewon was rejected by the Delhi court yesterday.
The former MSAD President was arrested under charges of Sedition (Section 124 (A) IPC) and Section 53 IPC.
As Veewon was picked up by civil dressed police team numbering around 8 and was pulled up without issuing any warrant to his sister and brother, his family and friends search for his whereabouts till early morning on the following day.
As per reported from Delhi the sister was given the special cell address and two contact numbers by the cops who came in civil dress.
The Police plead custodial remand of Veewon but the CJM Imphal West denied the plea and released him on bail.
Speaking to reporters at the CJM I/W, Rakesh Meihoubam , the counsel of Veewon said that he was arrested under Seditious act by the police for uploading a Facebook post in connection with the protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. The police applied custodial remand but after the CJM hear the argument from both the Counsel representing the Police and Veewon, the Court released him on Personal Bond of Rs. 30,000/- and a similar amount as Security bond.
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