Activist Irom Sharmila released from judicial custody

Human Rights Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Monday released from judicial custody.

Updated: Feb 29, 2016, 19:24 PM IST

Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila was on Monday released from judicial custody.

After her release, she visited the Shaheed Minar at Bir Tikendrajit Park in Imphal.

Sharmila has been charged with offence of attempt to commit suicide by fasting under Section 309 of the IPC.

She has been staging an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

She had earlier said that she would continue her fast unto death.

Sharmila was lodged in a security ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences where she was guarded round-the-clock by jail, police and hospital staff.

(With Agency inputs)