Manipur `fake` encounter probe report this month

Justice (retd) P G Agarwal, probing the alleged fake encounter killing of a youth and the killing of a pregnant woman in Manipur in 2009, will submit his findings to the government this month.

Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

Shillong: Justice (retd) P G Agarwal,
probing the alleged fake encounter killing of a youth and the
killing of a pregnant woman in Manipur in 2009, will submit
his findings to the government this month.

Agarwal, who was here in connection with the hearing
of a separate case, said the report is under preparation
and would be submitted to the government on or before April
30.

"The police have given their versions. We have
examined the version published in a journal. A number of
persons, including two journalists of Tehelka, have been
examined," he said.

The judicial inquiry was ordered by Manipur government
into the alleged fake encounter after organisations
spearheading public protests intensified their stir and
pressed for resignation of Manipur`s Chief Minister O Ibobi
Singh.

Justice Agarwal was told to submit the report within
two months, but it has been extended several times.

The findings are expected to throw light on the
circumstances that led to the killing of 27-year-old Chungkham
Sanjit by police commandos at Imphal Market, which also led to
the death of a pregnant woman by stray bullets on July 23,
2009.

Thokchom Rabina, 22, pregnant for seven months, was
killed in front of her two-year-old son. Five others,
including three women, were also injured in the shootout.

Besides ordering the judicial inquiry, the state
government had suspended six police commandos in the alleged
fake encounter.

PTI