Guwahati, February 19, 2019
The Delhi High Court on Monday reserved its order on a plea by a Manipur student activist Veewon Thokchom , challenging his arrest and transit remand in a sedition case lodged against him for making remarks over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,2016 on the social media.
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Manipur police arrested Thokchom in Delhi on February 15 and he had filed the petition through his brother seeking quashing of the transit remand claiming it to be defective.
Counsel for Manipur police contended that misleading facts were being placed before the court by the activist’s lawyer and he would be taken to Manipur to be produced before the concerned court tomorrow.
Justice Sunil Gaur heard the submissions of the counsel for activist Veewon Thokchom from Manipur and Delhi police during which his advocate argued that the transit remand order suffered from non-application of mind. The petition has been transferred to another bench of the High Court for hearing it today due to some technical issues.
Thokchom’s counsel had claimed that the 23-year-old youth’s arrest was illegal and after going through the FIR, no criminal offense was being made out