Updated 14 Apr 2022, 5:28 pm
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) strongly condemned the arrest of advocate Sanoujam Shyamcharan, who is also the spokesperson of the party on sedition charge for using “foul and derogatory” words against Amit Shah on a local TV talk show.
In a press conference held at Congress Bhawan on Wednesday, spokesperson Rabi Khan termed the arrest of a senior citizen and a reputed person at midnight on a mere charge of using “derogatory term” as unfortunate. Shyamcharan is also the former general secretary of All Manipur Bar Association and a law practitioner, he said.
Rabi Khan questioned the intention of the police for taking such swift action on a mere charge filed by a BJP youth leader when it had on several occasions failed to take any complaint filed by the Congress party.
“For instance, the Congress had filed a complaint in the City Police station against BJP for attacking the Congress Bhawan gate during the election time. But not a single step has been taken up so far”, he added.
The Congress spokesperson said that the Supreme Court of India had already issued an order that FIR should not be filed against any professionals like doctors, advocates without any appropriate reason.
A senior spokesperson of MPCC, Bhupendra Ningomba also informed that the MPCC had filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the High Court of Manipur on April 12 in connection with the prolonged postponement of Urban Local Bodies election. The next hearing of the PIL falls on May 16.
First published:14 Apr 2022, 5:07 am
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