Imphal, Sept 18
Detention of persons who were released on bail is a hideous crime, said Joy Chingakham, Chairman of Human Rights Defenders Manipur (HRDM), while talking to media persons at Manipur Press Club today.
Quoting news report published in Imphal Times, regarding the detention of four persons for two months in jail, who were already released on bail by Judicial Magistrate First Class, Churachandpur in charge of Chief Judicial Magistrate Letkho Kipgen, Joy Chingakham said that Human Rights Defenders Manipur has sent a letter to the Chief Justice of Supreme Court and Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur.
He also questioned the All Manipur Bar Association and High Court Bar Association over the silence to the matter.
“It is very unfortunate that the Lawyers Associations of Manipur namely All Manipur Bar Association and High Court Bar Association etc remain as a silent spectator as lawyers’ association are meant to stand for truth and justice for the society” , Joy said.
He added that even the Manipur Human Rights Commission is not taking up suo motto case regarding the incident at which rights of the four persons were violated.
Condemning the violation of rights by the authority of judiciary, Joy said that wrongdoers should be taught lessons.
Joy urged authority to award befitting punishment to those who detained the four persons even after they were released on bail. The HRDM also demanded proper compensations to the four persons.
The four persons who were detained wrongfully were released on 14th of this month after wrongful confinement of over 2 months in jail.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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