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Will reopen Manipur fake encounter file if confessions of cop are true: CBI

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The Central Bureau of Investigation has taken note of CNN-IBN report on the shocking revelation made by a Manipur police officer in a fake encounter case.
Referring to the interview of Herojit Singh on CNN-IBN, wherein he confessed to have killed an unarmed former PLA terrorist Sanjit Meitei in 2009, the agency termed the report as shocking. They added that the case would be reopened if the confessions of the constable were found to be true.
Probe teams would check the authenticity and decide on the next course of action. Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also took cognisance of the development, deciding to seek a report on the same from the Manipur government.
This comes after a Manipur Police constable has confessed that he had killed Sanjit Meitei in a fake encounter.
In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the head constable, Herojit Singh, made the confessions on killing an unarmed Meitei in 2009.
According to Singh, he pumped bullets into the former PLA militant acting on orders from his senior, the then Additional Superintendent of Police in Imphal. He said that he shot at Meitei with a 9mm pistol on chest.
Singh also claimed that the Manipur DGP and Chief Minister were in the know, adding that now he fears for his life.
Reacting to the confessions of Singh, Meitei’s mother demanded that either the government must ensure justice for her, or Singh should be handed over to her so that she can avenge the murder of her son.
Commandos of Manipur Police were in July 2009 accused of killing Sanjit Meitei, an alleged terrorist who had surrendered but was shot dead on a busy road in Imphal. The killing of the unarmed youth had led to protests in the state.
Days after the alleged encounter, a national weekly came out with pictures of an unarmed Meitei being taken into a shop where he was allegedly shot dead.
Meanwhile, MoS PMO Jitender Singh has said that he would speak to the Home Ministry and take up the matter of the alleged fake encounter of former PLA cadre Sanjit Meitei.

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