Drug user died, scribe and police injured in mob violence
According to police when Helim was brought to the health centre both hands and legs were found swelling and bruises marks were also found on right hand and right side of the buttock.
When the mob headed towards the residence of the committee president, Md. Ajimuddin alias Ibohal, 51, son of Md. Abdul Hadi of Kairang Umang Leikai, Ibohal fired some rounds from his license gun to flee the mob. Despite of fleeing the from the site the mob dismantled the residence of Ibohal where the mob destroyed some belongings of committee president.
When one of the scribes of Echel Express tried to fetch report of the incident some individuals from the mob snatched his camera and assaulted him with sticks and iron rode.
To control the mob police fired tear gas shells, live rounds and later the situation was controlled. In order to maintain precautionary measures personnel from 2nd IRB and other police personnel from both Imphal East and West including women police were deployed.
A case has been registered at Heingang police in connection with the incident.
Police has arrested eight members of the anti-drug committee. They were produced in front of chief judicial magistrate, Imphal East.
Police told the court that another two drug users, Thongminlian Haokip alias Angu, 20, son of Hemmang Haokip of Zammi Vella presently staying at North AOC and Md. Sabir, 19, son of Md. Babu of Khurai Heikrumakhong Masjid Maning were apprehended by the committee. The committee handed light brown powder contained in transparent plastic suspected to be heroine number 4 weighing 4.16 gram, brown sugar suspected to be heroine number 4 weighing 5,94 gram with containers, six Meitrosum– 10 tablets, 180 WY tablet pieces and 748 SP capsules which were found from the residence of the deceased. The committee handed over the seized items along with the apprehended persons at Heingang police station.
The accused were remanded for seven days police custody from today till June 13.