Updated on 10 Mar 2021, 2:46 am
The Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West on Tuesday released two women among eight accused who were arrested in connection with the hurling of a Chinese hand grenade at Poknapham office on bail on the execution of Rs 50,000 PR bond each.
The two namely, Heirankhongbam (O) Ibecha Devi, wife of H Romesh of Lairenjam Makha Leikai and Yumnam (O) Indubala Devi, wife of Y Thoithoi of Nambol Thongkha, Bishnupur were released on the ground of having no sufficient reasons to say that they are accused in the case.
The court order stated that on examining the materials on record in regard to the two accused, it is seen that they are women who are working hard to make their ends meet. The mere allegations that the two were being used by one accused namely Samir Khan from time to time is not sufficient enough reason to say that the accused are involved in the case, it stated.
It further stated, the prosecution failed to show any substantial materials which establish with certainty that the unidentified woman who hurled a grenade inside the entrance gate of Poknapham and People Chronicle media house at Keishampat Thiyam Leikai was one among two women. Therefore, the court rejected the police custody remand prayer of two women by police and they were released on bail.
However, the court released them under the conditions that they should not threaten, contact, or induce any of the prosecution witnesses during their interim bail. They should make themselves available for interrogation by the investigation officer as and when required. They should not commit any offense in the future. They should not leave the state without prior permission of the court and they should not temper or threaten the witnesses or the complainant.
It may be mentioned that the bail prayer was applied by all eight accused persons before the court. The court has fixed March 18 to put up the bail prayer of the remaining six accused namely Md Abdul Hassan, 34, son of Md Itonchou of Saiton Awang Leikai; Sirajuddin, 29, son of (L) Sahabuddin of Kwakta Bazar, Moirang; Moijing Maulana Tajuddin, 34, son of Moijing Mohammed Sahabuddin Kwakta; Samir Khan, 36, son of Helim Khan of Kshetrigao, Imphal East; Moiranthem Ramesh, 24, son of M Sobha of Moirang Khunou Makha Leikai, Keibul Lamjao. They were remanded into further police custody till March 18.