Imphal, Sept 4
Central Bureau of Investigation has given administrative approval to handle the case of Ningthoujam Babysana’s death in the boarding of Standard Robarth Higher Secondary School, said a reliable source. The source added that the case will be handled by the CBI Kolkata.
The source further said that the request to handover the FIR number 138 filed by Singjamei police station to CBI has been timely received and an official order to investigate the case has also been sent to the Special Crime Branch (SCB) of CBI Kolkata.
The case might be handled by Deputy Inspector General of Police, Abhay Singha. Mention may be made that Lungnila Elizabeth’s case was also handled by CBI Kolkata.
As per the source, it has been more than a week since the case has been handed over to the Special Crime Branch, CBI Kolkata. The FIR filed by Manipur Police and the post-mortem reports have been analysed. As per the rule, an official notice just needs to be released stating that the case is going to be handled by Special Crime Branch.
Regarding this, if the DGP and Chief Secretary of Manipur put pressure, then the investigation might start in a day or two. The case was handed over to CBI since it is in public interest, said the source.
It is also worth mentioning that there have been continuous agitations and bandhs by JAC and people of Manipur for the handing over of the case to CBI. Even the father of late Babysana has expressed willingness to give his statement if the CBI is involved. The entire state has been in a chaotic situation and regular functioning of various educational institutions has been disturbed all this while. The news of CBI finally handling the case might bring back the normalcy of the state with the hope that justice will be served.
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Cecil Thounaojam has been a freelance writer for Imphal Times and currently working as an in-house journalist for Imphal Times. He has completed MBA and worked as a copywriter for 5+ years in digital advertising agencies. Cecil is from Nongmeibung, Imphal East and he can be contacted at [email protected]
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