The Judicial Magistrate First Class Imphal West -ll on Wednesday remanded accused person Nicholson alias Naoba in judicial custody for 15 days in connection with the assault on family members of Lamshang assembly constituency MLA S Rajen.
On Monday, the investigating officer of the case SI Kh Premjit Singh of Patsoi Police Station had issued a prayer for five-day police custody but the court gave only three-day custody remand.
In connection with the assault on Lamsang MLA Rajen’s family on February 16 night, Asem Nicholson alias Naoba, 24, son of A Jugindro of Luker Mayai Leikai, Imphal West, was detained at the spot and arrested.
According to the police, a complaint was lodged by MLA Rajen’s son, Sorokhaibam Jayananda, stating that on February 16 at around 7.10 pm, an unknown person entered his house located at Salam Maning Leikai, Lamsang, Imphal West and started assaulting every person he met without any reason. The unknown person hit his sister, mother and even MLA Rajen, who got injured.
Police stated that the accused concealed facts and the mastermind who was behind the crime. So, the police had prayed for further police custody.