Longest-serving prisoner freed in Manipur

A prisoner, who spent 30 years in Manipur`s Sajiwa jail, has been set free by the Sessions Judge (Imphal east district).

Updated: Sep 21, 2012, 12:01 PM IST

Imphal: A prisoner, who spent 30 years in Manipur`s Sajiwa jail, has been set free by the Sessions Judge (Imphal east district).

Now 73 years old and mentally unstable, Saikhom Ramo Singh of Khurai Sajor Leikai in Imphal east district was arrested on the charge of killing his mother on October 7, 1982, official sources said.

Initially he was put in Manipur Central Jail in the heart of the town and later transferred to Sajiwa jail in the outskirts.
His younger brother and grand nephews received Ramo Singh on his release last evening, his family sources said.

PTI