He and Erendro were arrested on May 13 following Facebook posts on cow dung and cow urine in connection with the death of then BJP Manipur president S Tikendra Singh. The state government slapped the stringent NSA against them on the day they were granted bail by a court.
A day after political activist Erendro Leichombam was released and the charges under National Security Act, 1980 against him was revoked by the Manipur government, the wife of TFM journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhem has urged the state government to release him and revoke the NSA slapped against her husband too.
Both Erendro and Kishorchandra were arrested on May 13 following Facebook posts on cow dung and cow urine in relation with the death of then BJP Manipur president S Tikendra Singh. While the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal West granted bail to both of them on May 17, the state government slapped the stringent NSA against them the same day. They have been languishing in the Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa since then.
Wife of Kishorchandra, Elangbam Ranjita has written a letter to the chief secretary of Government of Manipur in this regard on Tuesday.
Ranjita argued that since both Erendro and Kishorchandra were detained under the same section of NSA, and Erendro was set free and the section under which he was detained was revoked, the same should be done for her husband.
“I request your Good offices to revoke the NSA slapped against my husband so that further proceedings or any lawful step or course of action may also be dispensed with,” Ranjita said, urging the chief secretary to consider her representation “in the interest of Justice”.
It may be mentioned that Erendro was released on Monday following a directive from the Supreme Court. The same day, the Manipur government revoked the NSA slapped against him.
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