A double bench of the Manipur Hight Court (HC) comprising Justices A Bimol Singh and Sanjay Kumar, rejected the anticipatory bail of the Tengnoupal minor boy rape case accused.
The HC has taken up a suo-motu case in connection with the alleged rape after the Imphal Free Press reported the case.
The hearing for the case was held on December 19 wherein additional advocate general Manipur, M Devananda, appearing for the state authorities, stated that charge-sheet has already been laid before the competent court. The additional AG further stated that the anticipatory bail filed by the accused was rejected. He sought time to file an affidavit detailing the steps taken till now.
It may be mentioned that the respondents of the case are the state of Manipur, represented by the principal secretary, home, government of Manipur; DGP Manipur; Superintendent of Police, Tengnoupal District; director of Social Welfare; Manipur Commission of Protection of Child Rights represented by its chairperson.
Later, the HC impleaded another two respondents in the case namely the deputy commissioner of Tengnoupal and chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee, Tengnoupal district for a comprehensive adjudication.