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Mother of slain youth lodges FIR
Correspondent IMPHAL, AUG 8:
Published on 9 Aug. 2009 12:23 AM IST
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Alleging that her son, Ch Sanjit was killed in a fake encounter in Imphal West district on July 23, the mother, Chungkham Taratombi yesterday lodged an FIR with the City Police Station even as authorities partially relaxed the indefinite curfew imposed since Tuesday following widespread protests over the killing. The mother in the complaint gave detailed account of her son being a victim of the fake encounter. She requested the DGP to issue of an authenticated copy order of suspension of six police commando personnel involved in the incident as announced by the chief minister, O Ibobi Singh in a press conference held on August 5 last at his official bungalow. Taratombi, stated in her complaint that Sanjit left home along with his friend Yumkhaibam Ibomcha with a packed lunch to attend his ailing uncle at JN Hospital from where he briefly went out to buy medicine for his uncle. “My son was apprehended by personnel of the police commandos from BT road at about 10.45 am and subsequently taken inside Maimu Pharmacy located at BT road, Imphal and shot him dead by pumping several bullets,” the mother wrote. She also gave a detailed statement of the police which was read out by the chief minister on the floor of the state Assembly with regard to the killing of two people including her son Sanjit and injury caused to many others which contradicted with the story behind it as was exposed by the Tehelka magazine with photographic sequence of the incident as the proof of her son being killed in a fake encounter. She said that those police personnel involved in “unjustified” killing of her son deserved to be punished and requested the officer in-charge of the City Police Station to register an FIR case. She also asked the DGP to provide a copy of the order that placed the police commando personnel under suspension in connection with the killing of her son so that she could initiate further legal proceedings against the police commandos. Meanwhile, the indefinite curfew clamped in Imphal East and Imphal West districts following protests over the July 23 killing of Sanjit was relaxed for seven hours from 5:00 a.m today, official sources said. Social organisation Apunba Lup said the stir would continue till tomorrow after which other forms of agitation would be launched, reported PTI. The mass agitation erupted after a media organisation published 12 pictures of the July 23 incident which showed police commandos chasing an unarmed Sanjit near a pharmacy on the crowded B T Road, pulling out small arms and shooting him. The chief minister had ordered a judicial enquiry into the incident in which pregnant woman was also killed and announced the suspension of six police commandos, including a sub inspector, involved in the encounter. He claimed that Sanjit was a former member of the banned People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

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