Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, Jun 07:
The Rajkhowa Commission of enquiry entrusted to probe into sexual assault and torture of Maibam Naobi by Thoubal police commandos today examined Thoubal SDPO Jogeshchandra Haobijam who was the investigating officer of Naobi in police custody.
On being examined by police counsel, the SDPO said that Naobi did not complained of any torture and molestation when she taken into police custody.
Being the investigation officer of the case, Jogeschandra recorded statements of both Naobi and police personnel who were involved in the arrest of Naobi, he disclosed.
Even though she did not make any complaints, Naobi was medically examined on February 26 at 1st MR hospital by two doctors, iterated Jogeshchandra.
He noted that as the case registered against Naobi by the OC concerned being FIR No 25 (2) 06 Thoubal PS u/s 20 UA (P) Act, Naobi could not be prosecuted on her statements recorded by a police officer.
When cross-examined by the counsel appearing on behalf of the alleged victim, the SDPO disclosed that he received the information of Naobi's arrest at around 8:30 pm of February 21 while he was at RIMS.
He maintained that Naobi did not lodged any complaint before the CJM Thoubal of sexual harassment or physical and mental torture at the hands of Thoubal police commandos when she was produced before the CJM for the first time.
The SDPO further refuted the allegation that he threatened Naobi using indecent and abusive words.
In its next enquiry, the Rajkhowa Commission would examine RIMS doctors on June 9, involved in medical examination of Naobi after her release from police custody.