Suspended SI Jitendro, the main accused in the alleged murder of Arambam Nanao, a jeweller, has reportedly named an officer of the Manipur Police, who is also his batch-mate and another for their influenced in the arrest of the victim.
On Tuesday, Sub-inspector Jitendro was produced before the court with a prayer of further police custody while the counsel of the alleged accused filed a bail application.
The IO of the case submitted that during interrogation, the accused admitted to have committed the offence and revealed that on the request of his batch-mate friend SI K Tejkumar Singh of CDO/IE as well as on receipt of the complaint report lodged by one Kangabam Jackey Singh, he arrested the accused person in civil dress and brought him to the police station with the help of others.
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Additional PP also submitted the same and stated that the accused is highly required to be interrogated thoroughly along with other witnesses who are associated or known in the incident or in the group. The PP further added that other civilian witnesses who are acquainted with the facts of the case are required to be examined thoroughly while the accused person is under police custody. Hence, the further police custody prayer is submitted for kind consideration in the interest of investigation of the case, the PPF said.
Following the submission, the court stated that a clear case of instigation of SI Tejkumar Singh attached with CDO, Imphal East could be made out as provided U/S 107 of IPC.
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The IO of the case, however, submitted that SI K Tejkumar Singh of CDO/IE is out of station for medical treatment because of which he could not arrest SI.
After considering the submission, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West remanded SI Jitendro into further police custody for seven days till May 16.
It may be mentioned that the sub-inspector of Manipur police Th Jitendro Singh was suspended on May 3 in connection with the death of a man in police custody, allegedly after brutal torture by the Imphal West district police.