Court to police: Issue 'proclaimed offender' to David Choro
Non-bailable W/A issued to Samson Remei

Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, June 11 2010: When police were unable to produce the presidents of ANSAM and UNC before the court today in connection with the suo-motu cases registered against them, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate directed the Police to declare the president of ANSAM as a proclaimed offender while the same court has issued warrant of arrest to the president of UNC.

The CJM, Imphal directed the police to declare David Choro (38), son of late Adani of Makhan village, presently residing at Paomei Colony, Sangakpham, Imphal under Heingang police station as proclaimed offender when the police returned the warrant of arrest issued by the court today stating that David was not found at his present residence.

Seniormost Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice HN Sharma along with Advocate General, Government of Manipur, N Koteshore, Registrar of Gauhati HC, NG Max Phajang, Senior Govt Advocate Th Ibohal, Bar members and other PWD officials on a visit to inspection

While returning the warrant of David Choro issued under FIR case no.234(6)10 of Imphal police station under section 171-C/440/120-B IPC, read with under section 8-B NH Act, 1958 by the CJM court, police also said that the ANSAM president has been avoiding arrest willfully in order to defeat the purpose of the investigation into the case.

After hearing the observation of the police, the CJM directed to police to take up necessary actions to cause arrest him and produced before the court without fail on next hearing on July 14.Police should take up steps to declare him as proclaim offender.

With regard to UNC president, Samson Remei (50) son of Meikupao Remei of Chingmeirong Kabuikhul under Lamphel police station, the court issued non-bailable warrant of arrest against him in accordance with the police prayer.

The police prayed the court to issue the non-bailable warrant of arrest against Samson stating that despite police hectic effort for causing physical arrest, he same could not fruitful result and they have no other alternative to be made further for effective arrest him.

The brief contain of the case submitted by the police to the court stated that members of United Naga Council (UNC) and All Naga Students Association of Manipur (ANSAM) had launched economic blockade on NH-39 and NH-53 since the midnight of April 24 last rejecting the decision of the state government for holding the ADC election on May 26 (first phase) and June 2 (second phase) in hill districts.

The members of the two organisations, not only cause disturbances on the movement of essential items and vehicular traffic, they also forcibly stopped the movement of government officials on election duty etc.

by damaging the roads, dugs up trenches, physical barriers etc.

The activities of the members affect the normal lives of both hill and valley people who are solely dependent on the NH-39 and 53 causing mischief, rendering public road impassable, unsafe for travelling and conveying property thereby causing hurt, man made famine and scarcity of necessity and essential items, the police said in the court.

Mention may be made that following a directive of the Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench to ensure production of the two leaders, Manipur police has declared David Choro and Samson Remei as wanted persons with a reward of Rs one lakh each on their heads.

The court asked police to produce them on June 16 without fail for further proceeding to the PIL.