Manipur Government on Sunday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, accusing the activist Leichombam Erendro, of habitually posting insulting comments on social media to incite trouble.
The BJP government said neither the petitioner L Raghumani Singh, nor Erendro has sought compensation in their petition filed before the Supreme Court. “The detenu was not subjected to any kind of custodial torture or violence. Hence, there exists no ground for payment of compensation for the two month detention of Erendro,” a report on Times of India quoted. Manipur state narrated the series of social media posts by him since 2018 which had the potential to cause unrest among the general public, referring to 2018 video by the influential young social media activist who posted throwing of eggs at the poster of PM Narendra Modi and CM of Manipur over the appointment of Manipur University vice-chancellor which had become a ground for agitation in the state, TOI report said.
Leichombam Erendro, who was detained under the stringent National Security Act over a Facebook post was directed by the Supreme Court for his release by way of interim direction on July 19. A habeas corpus in regard to this case was filed in the Supreme Court by Erendro’s father L Raghumani Singh through Advocate Shadan Farsat.
Erendro, “The cure for Corona is not cow dung & cow urine. The cure is science & common sense. Professor ji RIP.” The following statement did not go well with Usham Deben Singh, Vice-President of Manipur BJP, who later filed a complaint alleging the statement was willfully passed to insult the sentiment of family members of the deceased and BJP workers.