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SDO murder case hearing on Thursday
Correspondent IMPHAL, JAN 11:
Published on 11 Jan. 2011 11:15 PM IST
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The final hearing of the petition seeking investigation into the role of the then DC Ukhrul district, Pankaj Kumar Pal in the murder of SDO of Kasom Khullen, Dr Th Kishen and his two subordinate staff would be held on Thursday (January 13) in the Gauhati High Court, Imphal Bench.
Justice T Nandakumar fixed the final hearing of the petition on January 13 after hearing the counsels of both the government and the petitioners. The judge directed the respondents to rectify the counter affidavits submitted and also to submit the rectified affidavit.
Pankaj Kumar Pal, the then DC Ukhrul district was placed under suspension from his service by an order of the Manipur government for not informing the police about the abduction of SDO Kashom Khullen of Ukhrul district by the NSCN (IM) from his office complex in February 2009.
SDO, Dr Th Kishan and his two subordinate staff, driver Rajen and Mandol, Token were murdered by NSCN (IM) cadres under the command of ‘Lt Col’ Hopeson in February 2009.
Meanwhile, Hopeson Ningshen is currently in Tihar jail after the NSCN (IM) handed him over to the CBI.
Further, Pankaj Kumar Pal had been sent on deputation to Bihar.

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