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Extra Judicial Killings in Manipur: SC directs Centre to submit status report of investigation

Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the petitioners, submitted before the court that only 39 cases were investigated out of the 655 cases that were ordered investigations and that inquiry into remaining cases was abandoned.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 May 2022, 2:36 pm

(PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)
(PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons)

 

The Supreme Court has directed the Union of India to file a status report with regards to investigation into the alleged fake encounter (extra judicial) killings in Manipur.

The bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justice JK Maheshwari and Justice Hima Kohli on May 12 issued the direction in a writ petition filed by Extra Judicial Execution Victim and Human Rights Alert claiming to have compiled 1,528 alleged extra judicial executions carried out by the police and security forces in Manipur.

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Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, appearing for the petitioners, submitted before the court that only 39 cases were investigated out of the 655 cases that were ordered investigations and that inquiry into remaining cases was abandoned.

However, additional solicitor general Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Union of India, opposed the submission stating that the investigation is complete in 39 cases and that prosecution complaints have been filed and further investigation has been directed.

The additional solicitor general further sought time to place a status report with regard to the investigation before the court.

The government respondent of Union of India also sought time to file the status report.

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The bench allowed the prayer seeking permission to allow some members of CBI/SIT to attend other official work and to relieve two officers attached with CBI/SIT.

The investigation is being carried out by a special investigation team constituted by CBI pursuant to the Supreme Court’s direction in July, 2017.

The petitions before the court alleged there have been 1,528 cases of extrajudicial killings in Manipur between 2000 and 2012. It alleged that a majority of killings were carried out cold blooded when victims were in custody.

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First published:15 May 2022, 3:35 am

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