The CJM of Imphal West, which remanded 12 Huiyen Mamom members into 14-day judicial custody, granted the formal arrest of them from the custody of the court
Even as an Imphal West court on Friday remanded 12 Huiyen Mamom members, who were arrested in connection with a viral video, into 14-day judicial custody, Porompat police got the formal arrest of them for another viral video.
Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West Bineshwori Maibam sent them to judicial custody in connection with a viral video where a young woman was beaten up by a group of persons for celebrating the 31st December Night and New Year’s Day and consuming alcohol.
During the hearing, it was prayed for remanding them into 14 days of judicial custody to complete the investigation of the case properly and smoothly.
The CJM granted prayer for judicial remand, but another request for formal arrest was put up by Porompat Police Station stating that Huiyen Mamom members had physically assaulted another woman from Khurai AC for calling Huiyen Mamom as “village women” (Lawai Nupi) on January 5. The video of slapping her and demanding her apology was circulated on social media platforms.
An FIR was registered against one Bonny Haobam s/o late Haobam Inaocha a resident of Khurai Ahongei, Irabot Leirak, Imphal East and Huiyen Mamom after a complaint was filed by the victim’s paternal aunty Bimola Takhelmayum.
In her complaint, Bimola Takhelmayum accused Bonny of sharing screenshots of a private conversation with the victim to a third party without her consent. It amounts to a violation of her privacy, and none of the events that took place thereafter would have ever occurred if Bonny had not shared screenshots of the conversation with him, she added.
They were booked under sections 319/321/323/340/350/351/355/499/34 of IPC for causing hurt, wrongful confinement, criminal force, assault, or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person, criminal intimidation, defamation, common intention and 66E IT Act.
During the hearing, Assistant Public Prosecutor Phuritshabam Chaoba Devi submitted that such moral policing has been committed in series to different individuals on different dates, time and places by the members of “Huiyen Mamom”. “The accused persons are needed for investigation for finding out the fact of the case and to save the society in bringing in the proper direction. If proper investigations have not taken up timely, they may commit such offences to many innocent persons in future,” she said, seeking formal arrest of 12 accused by Porompat police.
After hearing the submission, the CJM allowed the Porompat Police to cause the formal arrest of the 12 accused from the custody of the court.
The arrested Huiyen Mamom members were identified as Heiza Ahanthem (26) d/o Jadumani of Nambol Phoijing Makha Leikai, Pheiroijam Jenita (23) d/o Jila of Khurai Sajor Leikai, Sanjita Lairenlakpam (28) d/o Brajamani of Chingarel Tejpur, Ngangkham Yaisana Chanu (22) d/o Premchand of Khurai Thongam Leikai, Ahanthem Roshini (22) d/o Kanhai of Sawombung Gate, Babita Kangjam (28) d/o Bhupen of Khurai Lairikyengbam Leikai, Moirangthem Sarjubala (21) d/o Inao of Keibi Awang Leikai, Wahengbam Goldpriya (21) d/o Ojit of Itham Nungoi Makha Leikai, Sibani Hijam (24) d/o Bhupendro of Uripok Polem Leikai, Nungshithoi alias Henja Leitanthem (22) d/o Shyam of Waiton Mayai Leikai, Sanjana Thangjam (25) d/o Modhu of Khurai Konsam Leikai and Irom Nirupama (26) d/o Raja of Bamdiyar Mayai Leikai.