The Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West today released those arrested in connection with the leakage of Physics question paper for class XII examination on April 5, conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur were released on bail, today.
The six accused Md. Abdur Rahaman, Nongmaithem Mohen, Gurumayum Premchand Sharma, Nameirakpam Romesh Singh, Yumkhaibam Wakup and Sultan Ahmed were produced to the court of CJM Imphal West , Lamkhanpau Tonsing by the police with a prayer of 15 days remand in custody. They were charged under section 420/380/34 of the IPC and under section 72 of IT Act.
As per the order of the CJM, the court found lack of proper care and attention to Accused Number 1 to 4 and rules out insufficient with the charges levelled against them. As the for accused no. 6, Sultan Ahmed, the court observed that he is the one who surreptitiously took the photo of the question paper and sent it out. On Accuse no. 5, Yumkhaibam Wakup, the court agreed that what he had done is wrong but said it cannot be attracted to the charges level against him.
In view of the circumstances, the court granted bail to the accused no. 1 to 4 on the execution of PR bond of Rs.70,000/- with one surety ach who shall be a government employee. As for the accused number 5 and 6, both were granted bail on PR bond of Rs. 2 lakhs each with one surety each who shall be government employee.