Drivers of Bolero Campers Remanded to Judicial Custody

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Ukhrul: Today, the two drivers of bolero camper trucks, accused of transporting the robbers involved in the Punjab National Bank heist in Viewland, Ukhrul, were presented at the Session Court of Imphal East and subsequently remanded to 15 days of judicial custody.

The two drivers are Honpam Shimray (Sihai Kahaophung) and Standhope Horam (Sihai Khunou). They were arrested by Ukhrul Police for allegedly dropping the PNB bank robbers towards the border side. 

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In connection with the robbery of Punjab National Bank, Viewland Ukhrul an FIR No. 24(11)2023, Ukl-PS has been registered at Ukhrul PS as per the complaint put up by the Branch Manager in charge of PNB, Ukhrul. The Investigating Officer informed that “the duo were produced today at Session Court, Imphal East, since the judge of Ukhrul Session Court was on leave.”

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Speaking to this correspondent, Thanchuila Horam wife of Standhope Horam informed that “on being summoned by Ukhrul Police, her husband Standhope Horam and Honpam Shimray had gone to Ukhrul on their own accord on Sunday (3 December 2023). Thereafter, they were kept in police custody.” 

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The two drivers were operating a daily taxi service, commuting between Ukhrul and Sihai.

Sweety Shimray, wife of Honpam Shimray, informed that “on the evening of 30 November 2023 at around 08:00 pm, the unidentified persons forcefully took away my husband along with our vehicle to drop them at the Pungan area. We were already asleep, and they woke us up, my husband refused to go since it was late but he was given no choice.”

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Thanchuila Horam and Sweety Shimray went to Imphal today as their husbands were to be produced at the Session Court, Imphal East, hoping that their husbands would be granted relief by the Court. Unfortunately, they returned home without their husbands, who have been remanded to judicial custody for 15 days.

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