Churachandpur Police Station has registered an FIR against the the World-Kuki Zo Intellectual Council (WKZIC) for exhorting Kuki-Zo CSOs to prepare to stock arms, ammunition including bombs for a “coming war.”
The FIR registered by the OC in charge of Churachandpur Police Station stated about the release issued WKZIC, based in Songpi, Churachandpur which exhorted the ITLF Defense wing, Zo United, COTU defense and four Inpis that a “war is coming and to prepare to stock arms/amms including bombs as the SoO groups are not in a position to participate in the war.”
Although the release issued by WKZIC does not mention any community, it is liable to promote enmity between different community and also is a mischief with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public which could induce someone to commit an offence against the state or against public tranquility, it observed.
The release is also likely to cause threat or injury to public servants, criminal intimidation and exposes conspiracy to cause Acts by explosive substances.
Hence, a Suo motu case under FIR NO.2824(10)2023 CCP-PS u/s 120 B/153A-/189/505(1)(b)/506 IPC, 4 Expl Subs Act and 18 UA(P) Act has been registered for investigation against the leaders of WKZIC, it mentioned.
It may be mentioned that Commissioner (Home), Government of Manipur T Ranjit had written to the Director General of Police, Manipur, expressing grave concern over the press release issued by WKZIC and urged to take up necessary preventive and precautionary measures along with a robust response mechanism in place.
He requested to take up necessary legal action against any culprits and to strengthen intelligence inputs and to ensure all necessary preventive and precautionary measures are in place to prevent any untoward incidents.
It may be recalled that chief secretary Vineet Joshi had appealed to all functionaries not to rely on posts, materials, press releases, public notice, which had been illegally generated and spread through different media and also not to follow/to resort to any kind of unwanted act/violence.
Referring the release issued by WKZIC, he had stated in a release that intelligence gathering has been strengthened and the Churachandpur Police Station had also registered one suo-motu FIR No. 2823(10)2023 CCP PS u/s 186/341/189/506 IPC in this regard against the Members of the aforesaid Joint Students' Body.