BJP Manipur Pradesh today demanded immediate suspension of Imphal West SP Dr. AK Jhalajit who had ordered to kill Ch. Sanjit to a Manipur Police Head Constable . Herojit Singh in broad daylight of July 23, 2009 at Khwairambandh Keithel when he was then Additional SP of Imphal West district, until the case is disposed. The political party also demanded resignation of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh who was in-charge of the Home department at the time of the incident.
In a press statement, Th. Chaoba, President, BJP Manipur Pradesh said that after revelation by Head Constable Herojit it is now certain that more truth in the fake encounter killings will come up. The state BJP President appealed the central government to investigate into the matter of what Head Constable Th. Herojit had revealed to media and punished all those involved in committing the heinous crime as according to the law of the land.
The press statement by BJP Manipur Pradesh president also stated that a case is now pending in the Supreme Court of India over the alleged fake encounter case at which 1528 persons were killed during the last 30 years. Among these cases 1200 persons were killed during 2002 to 2012 when congress government is in power in the state with Okram Ibobi Singh as the Chief Minister. The killing of pregnant woman Rabina and 23 years old youth Sanjit in staged encounter on July 23, 2009 was also occurred during the tenure of Okram Ibobi Singh.
The July 23, 2009 alleged encounter spark spontaneous protest across the state freezing all normal life in the state. Th Chaoba said that a PIL has been filed in the Guwahati High Court by the mother of Sanjit and following the directives of the court the CBI has been investigating the case.
After six long years, the police constable involved in the staged encounter Th. Herojit had confessed to media that he had shot Sanjit by pumping 6 bullets from his 9 mm service pistol.
Chaoba added that the police constable killed the unarmed youth with the order of his superior officer, the then Additional SP and now holding the post of SP Imphal West Dr.Ak. Jhalajit. Chaoba further said that as according to the statement of Herojit, Jhalajit had assured to take all responsibility of the then Chief Minister and DGP.
Chaoba also reminded what the Chief Minister had stated in the Assembly house on that day. He said that Chief Minister had stated that Sanjit was exterminated as the police had left with no other choice.