FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, May 7: Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) president Daniel Khyriem today was remanded to 14 days judicial custody after he refused to accept a bailable warrant of arrest served to him.
The bailable warrant of arrest was served to him at the Sadar police station after he went to accompany members of the KSU who were summoned in a different case.
Khyriem was arrested at around 12 noon.
The KSU members were summoned in relation with a complaint lodged by the East Khasi Hills district administration after they had attempted to disrupt the enrolment of voters at the Deputy Commissioner’s office recently.
According to KSU activists, Khyriem refused to accept the bailable warrant of arrest on the ground that such notice should be sent to his residence. Khyriem was asked to appear before the special court on June 16, 2015 in connection with certain cases relating to the ILP agitation in 2013.
Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), KML Nongbri, court remanded Khyriem to 14 days judicial custody, after he refused to file any bail application.
Vivek Syiem SP (City) said that Khyriem was served with a bailable warrant of arrest.
“The bailable warrant of arrest was in regards to the damage suit filed in the special court. He refused to take bail after the court had offered him to do so,” Syiem said.
Soon after police was put into a police gypsy to be transported into the jail, KSU activists who have stationed themselves outside the court premises blocked the exit point demanding the police should allow Khyriem to speak to them.
It was only after the police allowed the KSU president to speak to his colleagues was the police gypsy allowed to leave the court. Meanwhile, the NGOs who had spearheaded the ILP agitation met the Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma today. During their meeting the NGOs reminded that in July last year the government has assured them that it would not pursue with damage suit cases against the groups.
Later, FKJGP president Joe Marwein informed reporters that the NGOs have served the government a 48 hour deadline to drop all the ILP charges.