CBI investigation in two murder cases

The Manipur government has decided to hand over two murder cases, including the one where the son of a senior minister is an accused, to the CBI, official sources said.

Updated: Mar 29, 2011, 13:03 PM IST

Imphal: The Manipur government has
decided to hand over two murder cases, including the one where
the son of a senior minister is an accused, to the CBI,
official sources said on Tuesday.

This decision in the case of the killing of Irom Roger
(20) allegedly by N Ajay Meitei (27) on March 20 and the
killing of the then chairman of the state board of secondary
education N Kunjabihari in his office on January 11 was taken
during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi
Singh last evening.
Roger was allegedly shot dead by Meitei from his
licensed pistol while the former attempted to overtake the
latter`s vehicle at Kwakeithel area near Imphal airport,
sources said adding that personal enmity could be the reason.

Meitei is the son of Manipur irrigation and flood
control and sports minister N Biren.
Meitei along with his four friends who were with him
on the spot have already surrendered to the police.

In the other case on January 11, Kunjabihari was shot
dead by some assailants in his office, sources said adding
that two persons were apprehended and were now in judicial
custody.

The motive behind the shootout was not yet known but
official sources did not rule out rivalry among officials of
the board of secondary education.

State unit of the BJP, however, has protested the
cabinet decision to go for a CBI enquiry as the accused Meitei
has already confessed to the police.

PTI