Heirok Firing: Six accused remanded in police custody
The six accused included Thokchom Bishworjit Singh alias Putro, brother of sitting BJP MLA Th Radheshyam of Heirok Part-II Thokchom Leikai.
Updated on 26 Dec 2021, 3:14 pm
Heirok AC, Thoubal (Photo: IFP)
The duty magistrate, Thoubal district on Saturday remanded six accused in Heirok firing that claimed one life and left two others injured in 11 days police custody till January 4, sources said.
The six accused included Thokchom Bishworjit Singh alias Putro (40), son of Th Ibochouba Singh of Heirok Part-II Thokchom Leikai; Thokchom Henrik alias Naobi Singh (29), son of Th Ibosana Singh of Heirok Part-I Mayai Leikai; Khundongbam Nicky alias Anju Singh (33), son of Kh Raghuchandra Singh and Laishram Biken Singh (23), son of L Bimol Singh Heirok Part-II Mayai Leikai; Ningthoujam Panan Singh (30), son of N Muhindro Singh of Heirok Part-III Tourangbam Leikai; and Thokchom Sanathoi alias Lai Singh (34), son of Th Dijen alias Lakpati Singh of Heirok Part-II Mayai Leikai, the police said.
It may be mentioned that Putro is the younger brother of sitting BJP MLA Th Radheshyam.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in connection with the death of Ningthoujam Rohit, a college student, who was gunned down in the poll-related violence that took place between workers of the Congress and the BJP in Heirok AC, Thoubal district on the intervening night of December 21 and 22, arrested six accused on December 24.
All six arrested people were remanded into police custody for interrogation, police sources said.