Noida: On October 18, the Manipur government has initiated the suspension of three staffs of Imphal’s Sajiwa Central Jail that also includes the head warden. This step was the result of the involvement of the staff in cuffing the teacher of Manipur University (MU) at the time of producing him for a medical check-up.
MHRC or Manipur Human Rights Commission has raised a suo motto against the Manipur police and other jail authorities calling it as a violation from the end of human rights of the under trial prisoners. Taking this incident as the serious one, the action of suspension was taken by the government two days after the same has happened.
According to the order given by the P Doungel, ADGP Jail, the three staffs of jail have been rusticated immediately as per the disciplinary proceedings that were speculated against them.
ADGP also prohibited the suspended jail authorities from leaving their headquarters. In case they want to do the same, the permission needs to be taken from the superintendent of the jail.
Prof. S Dorendrajit, Department of Physics, was among the six teachers that were arrested at the time of midnight raid in the campus of MU and lodged in the Sajiwa Central Jail on September 20.
On September 11, the professor was sent to JNIMS hospital for the sake of medical test and at that time his hands were cuffed by the jail authorities.
This incident has resulted into the criticism against the Government of Manipur. In retaliation to this incident, Chief Minister N Biren Singh gave the assurance of the strict action against the authorities that were involved in it.
Later on, the arrested teachers and students of the university, including Prof. S. Dorendrajit were released post signing a MoU between the Manipur Government and the agitators.
After the release, Dorendrajit quoted the entire incident as against the humanity and disrespectful. He stated, “The kind of treatment provided by the jail authorities to me was not at all not justifiable, in terms of humanity.”