CNPO condemns ‘wrongful detention’ of truck drivers
Chandel Naga Peoples Organisation (CNPO) alleged that the police force are turning blind eye to illegal drug trafficking in the district, while “preying upon food items which are for common consumption.”
Updated 15 Jul 2022, 5:58 pm
Chandel Naga Peoples Organisation (CNPO) on Friday alleged the Chandel district police of wrongfully detaining a truck driver who was transporting wheat flour from Imphal to Chandel at Japhou Bazaar, Chandel district, and condemned the police action.
CNPO stated that a letter from Sulam Business Association, Unique Business Association Chandel and All Moreh Truck Owners Associations alerted that the Chandel Police on July 11 seized three trucks carrying wheat flour from Imphal to Chandel at Japhou Bazaar.
The seized trucks along with the drivers were taken to the police station and detained for 24 hours after which they were taken to the customs at Pallel, and produced before the customs officers, it added. Upon examination of the case, no wrong doings on the part of the drivers were found as the wheat flour was found to have contained no illegal substance and rejected accordingly, it continued.
The police team then took the trucks back to Chandel Police Station and presented the same case to the district magistrate who released the trucks under Sec 110 Cr PC as there was no evidence of illegality, it stated.
“The business association in their appeal to the CNPO office have expressed their deep anguish of the injustice, humiliation and the trauma caused by the harassments, and demanded that the erring superintendent of police and the additional superintendent of the police be immediately transferred out of Chandel,” it stated.
It alleged that the police force are turning blind eye to illegal drug trafficking in the district, while “preying upon food items which are for common consumption.”
Accusing the police for acting on their self-vested interests, CNPO stated that it is deeply disturbed and concerned about the modus operandi of the Chandel police.
First published:15 Jul 2022, 3:23 pm
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