Manipur: 8th Manipur Rifles personal sent to jail under POCSO Act

Imphal, June 14 2022: The Special Judge POCSO, Imphal East remanded 41 years old Md Jabir Khan, a Rifleman at 8th Manipur Rifles to judicial custody on the charge of molesting a minor girl on June 10 last.

Accused Md Jabir Khan alias Zabir Khan (41), s/o Md Maneruddin of Sangaiyumpham Part-I was produced before the Court by a team of Heingang police station on completion of remand period along with a prayer to send the accused to judicial custody.

The defence counsel, on the other hand, filed a remand objection and sought bail.

The IO of the case, through APP, submitted that the accused was arrested based on a complaint lodged by the victim of the case.

As per the complainant, the victim was molested by the accused on their way from Pangei to Tangkham on June 10 .

The APP further submitted that the statement of the victim, her father and others have been recorded and further investigation is required to ascertain the facts of the incident.

The defence counsel submitted that the accused was innocent and has been falsely implicated in the case without any basis.

The Court, after hearing the APP and the defence counsel and on perusal of the material on record, remanded the accused to judicial custody till June 28 for smooth investigation of the case.

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