MHRC Directed DGP to submit all relevant documents in connection with the arrest of Advocate Chongtham Victor

MHRC Directed DGP to submit all relevant documents in connection with the arrest of Advocate Chongtham Victor

Written By: / Thursday, 02 July 2020 17:02

IT News

Imphal, July 2:

Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has directed the Director General of Police (DGP) to instruct concern officer in charge of Heingang Police Station to submit reports and all relevant documents for arrest of advocate Chongtham Victor on June 20 evening by July 10 of this year.

Acting Chairperson of the MHRC Khaidem Mani took up the case following a complaint filed by Chongtham Victor stating that he have apprehension of being arrested on false ground once more. In his complaint to the MHRC, Chongtham Victor stated that he was arrested by a team of Heingang Police Station in connection with an FIR No. 39(06)HNG-PS/2020 under section 186/465/468/471/120-B of Indian Penal Code and Section 84(C) IT Act. However he was released on bail by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East on the ground that there is no prima facie evidence against him.

After receiving the complaint, the Commission considered the view that the complainant’s complaint has made out a prima facie case of inquiry under section 12 of the protection of Human Rights Act 1993.

It may be mention that  Advocate Chongtham Victor, who had raised his voice against corruption by an official of the Custom Division Imphal and later received serious life threatening mobile calls from person who identified himself as an official of the Custom division was arrested by a team of Heingang Police at around 10.30 pm on June 20. He was however released on bail by the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East on the ground that the charges leveled against him are unfounded.

Chongtham Victor was arrested in connection with a complaint by a staff of the Custom Division Imphal, by the Heingang Police under section 186, 465, 471 and 120 B of the Indian Penal Code and also under section 84(B) and 84(C) of the IT Act. A similar FIR under the same sections of the IPC and the IT Act was also filed against advocate Amom Malemsana, however, he was yet to be picked up till today. Both Victor and Malemsana had exposed the corrupt practice being underway at Custom Division Office after capturing an official of the Custom Division asking money for refund of deposited money using cell phone through this newspaper and social media. 

Heingang police today produced advocate Victor at the residence of the CJM Imphal East Ningthoujam Lanleima. The police team pray for custodial remand of Victor however, after the CJM I/E heard the counsels of Victor, the CJM released Victor on the ground that she did not find any sufficient ground for remanding Victor. 

About the Author

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

Follow him

Leave a comment

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.