Another allegation of police torture surfaces in Manipur

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Imphal, Sep 20 (ANI): Another allegation of police brutality in Manipur has surfaced after family members of an NGO activist accused them of using third degree treatment.

The Manipur Police arrested Jiten Yumnam an activist of the All Manipur United Clubs Organisation (AMUCO), at the Imphal Airport on Monday.

Yumnam was reportedly on his way to Bangkok to participate in an international summit on climate change. But the state police charged him with supporting and aiding insurgency in the northeastern region.

Members of NGOs and family members of Yumnam alleged that, police have inflicted third degree torture upon him by subjecting him to electric shocks.

But the police have denied the allegations of torture.

Superintendent of Police of West Imphal, L. Keilun, denied the allegation and said there is no such attack happened on Yumnam, if there is any report then stern action would be taken against the responsible officers.

Yumnam's wife, Kiran Mala, alleged that the police are not giving any information about the reasons for her husband's arrest.

Meanwhile, the North East People's Initiatives has strongly condemned the arrest of Yumnam, and demanded for his immediate release.

Earlier, in August, Manipur witnessed chaos following an alleged fake encounter of a 20-year-old youth Sanjit. (ANI)

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