IMPHAL: The wife of a serving Lt Colonel who had reportedly accused his superiors of extortion and carrying out fake encounters sought help on Tuesday from Manipur police and social organisations for the safety of her husband, alleging that he was arrested by the Army without any warrant two days ago.
In an FIR lodged with the local police, Ranju Singh said an Army team led by a Lt Colonel picked up her husband, Lt. Col Dharamvir Singh of 3 Corps of Intelligence and Surveillance Unit (CISU), from his official quarters here at 6.30 am on Sunday. She said that the officers told Dharamvir that he was being taken into custody as per the direction of the commandant of 3 CISU.
Ranju said since she was not keeping well, she had sent the family’s help to get some medicines, but he was not allowed to move out of the Army complex. She added that she, along with her two children, later left the quarter to stay at a friend’s house. She feared that the Army might plant incriminating documents in her husband’s room.
Later in the evening, Ranju met the media at the Manipur Press Club to narrate the incident in detail. With her minor daughters by her side, she questioned the Army’s motive and said, “I am very worried and helpless.” When contacted, the Army said that it would come out with a clarification soon.