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Villagers protest in front of Assam Rifles post at Tengnoupal district over arrest of two brothers

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Dec 29:

Large number of people from around 40 villages in Tengnoupal district today protested in front of 25 Assam Rifles post located at P Sejol Village today after two persons (brothers) arrested by the troop on December 27 were not handed over to the nearest police station till today   

According to report, as claimed by the villagers two brothers namely Onkholun (37 yrs) and Khawmkhogin (35 yrs) both son of Thangneh from Tuilaphai village were arrested by personnels of the 25 AR led by major MK Chauhan on December 27. However, they were not handed over to the nearest police station which they were supposed to within 24 hours of the arrest.

The protest was organized by Tuila and Songpi Village Areas Chief Association in collaboration with Kuki Women Union, KWU.

The large number of people started gathering at Tuilaphai Village at around 11am today and started marching towards the 25 AR post at P Sejol Village in Tengnoupal district.

The protesters while reaching the AR camp broke the barricades and the gates of the Assam Rifles. Heated argument occurred between the protestors and the AR personnel on duty. Some of the protestors reportedly attempted to smash a personnel of the AR while some particularly the leaders appealed to the authorities to release the arrested persons. The protestors questioned on why the arrested persons were not produced to the nearest police station within 24 hours of arrest.

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