After the matter came to the fore, CM N Biren Singh had said that a campaign is on to arrest all the accused in the incident and soon all will be arrested.
Imphal: Police have arrested the seventh accused in the case of making women parade naked in Manipur. Police has already arrested 6 accused. Police has told that out of these 7 accused, one of the accused is a minor. Earlier, the court had sent 4 accused to police custody for 11 days. Now the police is also conducting a search operation from place to place to arrest the other accused seen in the video shared on social media. At present, the police is trying to reach the other accused on the basis of interrogation of the arrested accused.
7(seven) accused persons including 1(one) Juvenile Arrested/Apprehended in the Viral Video Case:
As regard to the viral video of 02 (two) women on 4th May, 2023, another accused was arrested today. Altogether, 07 (seven) accused persons including 01 (one)
— Manipur Police (@manipur_police) July 24, 2023
Let us tell you that on Wednesday, July 19, a video went viral, in which some people were making two women walk naked. As per information, the incident took place on May 4, but the video has now surfaced.
The Supreme Court also took cognizance of the matter
Significantly, the Supreme Court, taking suo motu cognizance of the Manipur video case, had asked the Center and the Manipur government to inform the court about the steps taken to hold the culprits accountable.
Describing the incident as “completely unacceptable”, the CJI further said that using women as an instrument in the field of communal conflict to perpetuate gender-based violence is a gross violation and encroachment of human rights. He said that it does not matter that the video is recent and is from May.
PM assured to punish the accused
After this video surfaced, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave his reaction about it. He had said that such incidents are shameful for any civilized society. I assure you that whoever is behind this incident will be caught and punished severely. After this Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh ordered the police to arrest all the accused related to the incident.
Death penalty should be given to criminals – Biren Singh
After this shameful video surfaced, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh termed the incident as inhuman and said that the culprits should be given death penalty. Strongly condemning the incident, the Chief Minister termed it as a crime against humanity and said that his government would not remain silent on this heinous crime.