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Manipur: Three policemen suspended over alleged custodial death

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jan 29, 2020 11:35 pm
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Our Correspondent
Imphal, Jan. 29 (EMN):
Three Manipur police personnel were suspended in connection with the alleged custodial death of a cadre of a militant group which is presently under Suspension of Operations (SoO) with the government in the state, according to police sources.

The suspended police personnel include a Sub-Inspector and two constables, the source claimed.

On Tuesday, Thangboi Louvum, a cadre of the armed group Kuki Revolutionary Army (KRA), a constituent of the Kuki National Organisation which is under the SoO with the Centre and the state government, allegedly died in the custody of the Kangpokpi Police station which triggered protests in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district head quarters, located about 45 km north of Imphal.

Thangboi Louvum was arrested by troops of 38 Assam Rifles on January 25 near Toribari area and handed over to the Kangpokpi Police Station, police sources said.

On hearing the news, protesters including women folks resorted to vandalism and imposed a blockade on the Imphal-Mao sector of the National Highway-2 until the matter was resolved late in the evening (of January 28) after the intervention of local MLA Nemcha Kipgen who is a social welfare minister in the ruling front.

Sources from Kangpokpi, said an agreement was signed after deliberating on the charter of demands submitted by the civil bodies on behalf of the victim’s family in the presence of the minister.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Jan 29, 2020 11:35:52 pm