Sotinkumar was arrested December 20 last year under sedition charges for imposing strike in the state against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and will be produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate on Monday.
Human Rights Alert (HRA) and Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court to probe into as many as 1,528 alleged fake encounters in Manipur, which they claimed were perpetrated by the Army, paramilitary forces and Manipur Police.
According to eyewitnesses, the grenade was hurled by two men who came on a motorcycle and sped away. The grenade landed near the sentry post situated at the gate of the office. However, it did not explode. The office complex is manned by CRPF personnel round the clock.
Manipur was selected for the prestigious award as the best-performing state in Overall Food-grain Production Category-III (production less than 1 million tone) for the year 2017-18. The award carried a trophy, a citation and an amount of Rs. 5 crore.
Briefing media persons after the cabinet meeting, Singh said today’s discussion largely focused on how to address the “common issue” at hand rather than going into the technical details of the regulation (ILP).
Four left-wing parties which include CPI, CPI (M), RSP and AIFB imposed a 12-hour general strike opposing the CAA despite the warning issued by Manipur Police that imposing bandh and blockade is unconstitutional citing a Supreme Court order.