Fake En­coun­ters Un­der Lens

It’s ad­van­tage BJP as Ma­nipur killings re­turn to haunt Cong

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics - Bikash.Singh @times­group.com

Im­phal: Fake en­coun­ters are back to haunt Ma­nipur’s rul­ing Congress with the Cen­tral Bureau of In­ves­ti­ga­tion (CBI) re­open­ing a case of ‘fake en­counter’ killing in­volv­ing re­formed mil­i­tant Chungkham San­jit and Rabina Devi, a preg­nant woman. Tak­ing ad­van­tage of the sit­u­a­tion, the BJP has now made it an elec­tion is­sue.

The Ex­tra Ju­di­cial Ex­e­cu­tion Vic­tim Fam­i­lies As­so­ci­a­tion Ma­nipur (EEVFAM) or­gan­ised a protest re­cently de­mand­ing jus­tice. Rights or­gan­i­sa­tions say 1,528 peo­ple, in­clud­ing 31 women and 98 chil­dren, were killed in fake en­coun­ters by se­cu­rity forces in Ma­nipur be­tween 1979 and 2012.

San­jit and Rabina were shot dead in in 2009. The is­sue cre­ated a storm when Thounao­jam Hero­jit, a con­sta­ble who shot San­jit, claimed that he car­ried out the or­ders of ad­di­tional SP (Im­phal West) Akoi­jam Jha­la­jit Singh. CBI is now re-in­ves­ti­gat­ing the case.

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