Resentment over manner of handling HNLC accused

By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: The Lympung ki Hynriew Shnong (LHS) on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Director General of Police expressing resentment over the actions taken by the police for video-conferencing the suspected accused persons who were arrested on January for their alleged involvement with the militant outfit, Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC).

“The actions of the police for leading and taking the accused persons to their residence including various shops and business establishment in places like Police bazaar, Wahingdoh, Mawkhar, Mission Compound and Jaiaw for video graphing and conferencing them without covering their faces on February is uncalled for”, president of LHS D Dkhar said in a statement issued here on Tuesday.

The arrested persons included, HNLC linkman Manbhalang Jyrwa alias ‘Man’ of Nongrim Hills, who is believed to be a close confidant of the outfit’s publicity secretary Sainkupar Nongtraw, six overground workers identified as Bakmenlang Kharpuri of Mawkhar Block VI, Goldy Khongwir, Lawanbiang Dohkrut, Stadpyrkhat Langstieh of Lum Shyiap, Golf Link, Phaiborlang Donshiew of Sngithiang, Mawprem and Jolene Hazel Khongwir of Wahingdoh.

Stating that the Lympung does not dispute to interfere with the investigation of the police, “But we express strong resentment on such subjective action as carried out by them without covering the faces of the accused persons and the very act will not only affect the future prospects of the accused if they are proved not guilty, but will also put the dignity and respect of the family members and the society in jeopardy”, Dkhar said.

Seeking the intervention of the DGP in this regard, the Lympung urged him to look into the matter so that such arbitrary action is not carried out in future by the police so that the dignity and respect of both the family members and the society at large are not affected by such demoralization and tyrannical act of the police.

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