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Manipur journalist detained under NSA walks out of jail

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

Kishorchandra Wangkhem, who was detained under the National Security Act (NSA) allegedly for criticising the BJP and its leaders, was released Wednesday after spending over four months in jail.

The High Court had Monday revoked his detention and ordered his immediate release.

The 39-year-old television was released from the central jail here this afternoon, of Prison (Jail) Sokholal Touthang said.

Wangkhem was detained under the NSA at the orders of the district last November for allegedly criticising the BJP, the RSS, and Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

He was detained on sedition charges on November 21 and sent to jail for 12 months.

Wangkhem, who was working in a local in the BJP-ruled Manipur, had on December 20 moved court against his detention.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 22:00 IST