Assam Rifles arrests one in Senapati: Situation tense, Highway shut down

the situation is getting tense at Maram Bazaar with the intervention of the public and Civil Societies.

According to source, one Hepuni, a native of Songsong village located in Mao Maram Tehsil of Senapati district was apprehended by 34th Assam Rifles in the wee hours on Saturday at around 3:00AM.

Hepuni was apprehended assuming him to be an underground cadre headed by Major Arun, the outpost commander of Mao, situated 6km away from sub-district headquarter Tadubi, source said.

WhatsApp Image 2020 09 05 at 10.52.45 AM 1

The 34th Assam Rifles, source said, also allegedly in connection with the arrest, recovered cash of Rs 50,000 from one Mr Rakuyio of Songsong village. Sources confirmed that Hepuni was taken to Maram, 45km away from district headquarter Senapati.

Ukhrul Times correspondent while filing the report, said the situation is getting tense at Maram Bazaar with the intervention of the public and Civil Societies. The Assam Rifles allegedly challenged the public and the Civil Societies denying their rights to know the grounds of the civilian’s arrest. Various Senapati civil bodies are appealing the Assam Rifles to release Hepuni.

Senapati highway connecting Nagaland has been shut down due to the incident, source said.

Section 50(1) CrPC, the right to know the grounds of arrest does not apply in Manipur. Assam Rifles is given special powers by the ministry of home affairs to search and arrest anyone without warrant in Northeast states of Nagaland, Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram.

Photo image/video: Peter Yunou & Marikho

- Advertisement -

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Download our Android App. Subscribe to our Website Notifications to stay updated.

Proudly Hosted on

Also Read


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Connect With Us



Advisory issued to Manipur legislators

In the backdrop of the fast rising cases of COVID-19 in Manipur, the chief minister’s secretariat on Sunday issued an advisory to...

Sashapasei (Phakhamei 2), Singrala’s official teaser is out: To Premier only on on May 1

Sashapasei (Phakhamei 2) Directed by Mazanmung AC is all set to exclusively premier on on May 1, Thursday. The music...

Manipur reports 72 fresh COVID-19 cases on Sunday

On April 1 last, the state recorded only one single-day spike even though the single digit daily spike recorded in the previous...

Sample test collection of Covid-19 commences at Mao Gate, Senapati

As per issued order from the Secretariat of the Health Department, Govt of Manipur, sample test collection of Covid-19 from all persons...

One succumbs to COVID-19 related illness in Meghalaya

A 74-year-old woman died of a COVID-19 related illness in Meghalaya, taking the death toll related to the disease in the state...