The Manipur Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has directed Imphal West police SP to instruct the Officer-in-Charge of Mayang Imphal to appear before the commission in a firm land eviction case.
Reportedly, the OC of the Mayang Imphal police station took law into his own hands, threatened and evicted a firm land located at Taothabi, Uchiwa, Imphal West district, which is a pending case before the Revenue Tribunal regarding the owner of the firm.
And in connection with the eviction of the firm land, one Thoudem (N) Lourembam (O) Romita Devi, wife of L Jitendra of Wabagai, Kakching district, who claimed to be an owner of the firm land, approached the Manipur Human Rights Commission for appropriate recommendation on Wednesday.
Romita alleged that on a false complaint of Kangjam Ranjana Devi, mother of Mayang Imphal MLA, the OC of Mayang Imphal police station, by taking bribes, threatened her and her family members. Romita charged that they were threatened for eviction of the firm land by the Mayang Imphal police and in June, the police personnel, taking law in their hands, locked the gate of the firm and further threatened that in the event of entering inside the firm they will book Romita and her family members.
MHRC, after hearing the detailed submission of the counsel of Romita, registered a case under section 12 of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 for inquiry on Wednesday and recommended the DGP Manipur to respond to his para-wise comment on the petition filed by Romita on or before June 22.
The commission also called on the SP Imphal West to instruct the officer-in-charge of Mayang Imphal police station to appear in person before the commission on June 10.
Romita stated in the petition that she acquired the land from her father on May 5, 2006 under registered gift deed bearing number 3348 of 2006 of the sub-registrar, Wangoi, Imphal West. But without her knowledge and her consent, her brother sold the land to one person Akoijam Nabakumar. In this regard, there is a civil suit being the original (declaratory) suit before the Civil Judge (Senior Division), Imphal West and the case is pending before the court.
While the case is pending before the court, Akoijam Nabakumar sold the land to one Kongjam Ranjana Devi, wife of K Manglem of Mayang Imphal Thana Awang Leikai, who mutated her name.
Romita filed a case before Revenue Tribunal, Manipur and stayed the mutation on May 27, 2022.
Meanwhile, Kangjam Ranjana Devi filed a false complaint to the OC Mayang Imphal PS who then threatened her and her family members for vacating possession of the firm or being arrested, Romita stated.
Manihar, the father of Romita, appeared before the commission on Wednesday and produced the phone record conversation between him and OC Mayang Imphal.
Manihar complained before the commission that Romita, along with her brother, have been detained under the custody of Mayang Imphal Police Station since the morning of Wednesday till the proceeding before the commission was held.