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CBI to investigate July 23 shootout
Correspondent IMPHAL, DEC 23:
Published on 23 Dec. 2009 11:02 PM IST
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The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench on Wednesday passed an order to handover the July 23 alleged “fake encounter” incident at Khwairamband Bazar that killed two persons and injured five others to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Meanwhile, JACs formed in connection with the killing of former militant Ch Sanjit and young pregnant housewife, Th Rabina observed the fifth month completion of the incident with public meetings at Khurai Tinsid road where deceased Sanjit hailed. The Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench after hearing to the Writ Petition filed by the mother of the deceased Ch Sanjit today passed the order directing the Manipur government to handover the case to CBI after considering the nature of the case. Mother of Sanjit, Chungkhan Taratombi approached the high court seeking direction for registration of FIR and other consequential relief after the Imphal City Police refused to register an FIR case on the basis of her written report. Consequent upon the direction issued by the court, the officer-in-charge, city police station registered an FIR case for investigation. At the time of passing the said order the court did not pass any order for investigation by CBI. Subsequently, city police submitted the progress of the investigation from time to time as per the court directive. Considering the nature of the case as the same is sensational one, the court opined that the matter had to be investigated by an impartial, independent and credible agency and such finding should be credible, the judge observed. The court observed that fairness and public interest demands that such type of case should be investigated by an independent agency. The court further clarified that it was not making any reflection about the investigation against any police officers of the state and consequently passed an order for handing over the investigation of the FIR case registered as per direction of the court. The court also converted the writ petition into Public Interest Litigation (PIL). In the hearing the petitioner was represented by Khaidem Mani, advocate and assisted by advocate Meihoubam Rakesh. The respondent of state of Manipur was represented by advocate general, Manipur, N Kotishwar and senior government advocate Th Ibohal and the police was represented by advocate N Kumarjit.

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