Imphal: One of the 5 released youth arrested again, clash between security forces and protesters
Clashes between security forces and protesters have come to light in some areas of Imphal West. The reason for this is to arrest a person. One of the five defense volunteers released on bail by a special court was arrested again by the central security agency. After this, there was a clash between the protesters and the security forces.
One of the five defense volunteers released on bail by a special court has been arrested again by the central security agency. After which again clashes broke out between security forces and protesters in some areas of Imphal West on Friday night. This information has been revealed by quoting officials.
However, there has been no official confirmation about the condition of the re-arrested youth, officials said.
The four arrested youths were handed over to their family members after getting bail, while Moirangthem Anand, a former cadre of the banned People's Liberation Army, has been re-arrested, he said.
Crying in front of the Imphal police station, Anand's wife said, "I have been told by the police that my husband has been arrested in a case that is more than 10 years old."
One of the released Village Defense Force volunteers, identified as L Michael, told reporters, adding that though four of us were released from the lock-up, Anand was chased away by some officials. That was the last time we saw him.
Meanwhile, security forces, including RAF personnel, fired several rounds of tear gas shells to disperse protesters at Kwakithel stretch, Singjamei, and Uripok in Imphal West district. The protesters burnt tires in the middle of the road in protest against the government and police.
A special court in Imphal on Friday released the five youths on bail after furnishing a PR bond of Rs 50,000.
When police arrested Anand along with four others at Kongba in Imphal East district on September 16, they had recovered an INSAS rifle with 78 rounds of ammunition from them.
On Thursday, the state witnessed widespread clashes between security forces and protesters when protesters attempted to storm police stations as part of an "out-of-court arrest agitation" demanding the unconditional release of five Gram Raksha volunteers.