Imphal/New Delhi , July 30,
In a significant move, the Director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Alok Kumar Verma appeared before the court sought his presence before it in the previous date of hearing on July 27 in connection with the Manipur Fake encounter case.
Hearing on the fake encounter case is being on after an organisation formed by victim families of fake encounter victims called Extrajudicial Execution Victims Family Association (EEVFAM) filed a writ petition of over 1528 cases
The court has earlier directed the CBI to submit report of some selected fake encounter case and with the delay and alleged intentional time consumption by the CBI in following the SC directives EEVAM had recently expressed dissatisfaction and had question on why the CBI is not following the SC order.
The appearance of the CBI Director Alok Kumar Verma at the Supreme Court shows the seriousness of the country’s highest court to the Fake encounter case.
Meanwhile, sources said that the CBI had file charge sheet against 10 police personnel in connection with two fake encounter killing case which the SC has directed to investigate. The SIT of the CBI filed a charge sheet against a Sub Inspector of Manipur Police who was at that time in Irilbung Police Station in connection with a custodial death of a person.
The Special Investigation team of CBI has also filed charge sheet against 9 Manipur Police personnel including the than DSP L. Deven in connection with a case of January 12 , 2018 at which two persons were killed in alleged encounter.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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