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Manipur minister shoots Advocate General
Imphal, Mar 8 (Agencies)
Published on 8 Mar. 2010 11:57 PM IST
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In a bizzare case of shootout, the Advocate General of Manipur was shot by a minister travelling with him. Koteshwar Singh is now out of danger but lawyers want the culprit to be arrested and an enquiry to be instituted. However, the Chief Minister has refused to do so, reports NDTV. Manipur’s Advocate General Mr. Nongmeikapam Koteshwor Singh recovering from a bullet injury. He was returning from Ulkrul after attending a festival but was shot by one of his co-passengers who happened to be a minister. Works Minister K. Ranjit Singh and the Minister of Tribal Development Mr Thaisii travelling with Koteshwar Singh were allegedly under the influence of alcohol. It took more than twelve hours for the government to clarify that Koteshwor Singh was not ambushed but shot by one of his co-passengers. State Chief Minister Ibobi Singh ruled out initiation of any short of inquiry saying that the minister (he refused to name) has offered apology to the advocate general for his mistake. But the Manipur chapter of The All India Lawyers Union has demanded a CBI enquiry and immediate arrest of the accused.

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