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Last Updated on September 24, 2023 by SPN Editor

Former president of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) and another executive member who had been arrested by the Manipur Police for allegedly working as cadres of an outlawed valley-based UG group were released on bail by the Special Judge (NIA), Manipur on Thursday.

Former president Bijoy Kakchingtabam and executive member L Sanjitkumar were arrested on June 24 by a joint team of the NIA and Manipur Police. Their bail applications were granted after the court found lack of sufficient prima facie material justifying their further judicial custody term.

Both executed PR bonds of Rs 1 lakh each along with one surety each to allow them to go on bail, as per the court’s order.

It also mentioned that both the accused should present themselves before the investigating officer of the case as and when called for and before the court on every hearing of their cases.

The present president of AMWJU, Wangkhemcha Shamjai was also harassed by the NIA officer for which the Manipur media called for cease work.

It stated that both the accused should not influence prosecution witness (es) so as to dissuade them from disclosing facts before the investigating officer and the court. It added that they shall not leave the state without prior permission of the court.After their arrest, both were suspended from their membership to AMWJU.