Saikul hunger striker sent to Jail


IMPHAL Sept 8:  The lone hunger striker from Saikul, Otmang Kipgen, 58, s/o (late) Seikhomang of Saikul Hill town, who has been on fast unto death demanding full-fledged Sadar Hills, has been sent to Sajiwa Jail today.

According to police sources, Otmang was arrested at around 9:30 am today from his protest site at Saikul Bazaar.

Later, he was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Senapati in the afternoon at around 2:30 pm and was given judicial remand till September 22.

Talking to media persons outside the court, Otmang vows to continue his hunger strike even in the judicial custody until Sadar Hills is declared as a full-fledged district.

It may be recalled that Otmang launched his fast unto death stir on September 1.

On the other hand, three women are currently hospitalized at JNIMS and two persons are staging hunger strike at Sapermeina and around 12 hunger strikers at Kangpokpi.


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