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Wangkem Kisorchand, a former staffer of ISTV, has criticised Manipur CM N Biren Singh over a function organised on the birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmibai on November 19 
Wangkem Kisorchand, a former staffer of ISTV, has criticised Manipur CM N Biren Singh over a function organised on the birth anniversary of Rani Lakshmibai on November 19 |Representational image
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Manipur: Scribe held after he hurls abuses at BJP, RSS in video

In the viral social media post, the former ISTV staffer is heard criticising N Biren Singh over Rani Lakshmibai’s contribution to freedom movement in Manipur

Zam Khan Muan Ngaihte

Zam Khan Muan Ngaihte

Imphal: The Manipur police have arrested a journalist after a video, in which he has criticised chief minister N Biren Singh over a function organised on the birth anniversary of Rani of Jhansi on November 19, went viral on social media.

Wangkem Kisorchand, a former staffer of ISTV, was arrested by Imphal West police commandos from the Khongampat area of Sekmai in Imphal on Tuesday evening.

In the video, the journalist has questioned the contribution of Lakshmibai in the freedom movement of Manipur. He is also heard hurling abuses at the BJP and RSS.

Incidentally, Kisorchand was earlier arrested by the police and charged with defamation, among other sections of the Indian Penal code.

Meanwhile, the journalist has been reportedly relieved of his duties by the cable TV network after the video went viral.