FB post against dead BJP neta: Duo get bail, but held under NSA | India News

IMPHAL: The Manipur government has invoked the National Security Act (NSA) to detain Manipur activist Erendro Leichombam and journalist Kishorchandra Wangkem immediately after both got bail in cases filed against them for allegedly defamatory social media posts on the death of state BJP president S Tikendra Singh from Covid.
The chief judicial magistrate of Imphal West had granted the duo bail on Monday, only for the district magistrate to issue a warrant under the NSA on the basis of police reports sent to him.
Both were arrested on May 13, hours after their posts appeared on Facebook.
In the NSA order, the DM quoted a report filed by the SP as saying that Leichombam and Kishorchandra acted in a manner “prejudicial to the maintenance of public order.”

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