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EEFAM protests fake encounter

EEFAM protests fake encounter
Members of EEFAM and women bodies staging protest demanding early justice to families of fake encounter victims in Imphal on Sunday. (NP)
By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 8/26/2018 11:49:09 AM IST

 Correspondent 

IMPHAL, Aug 26: Extrajudicial Execution Family Association Manipur (EEFAM) staged a sit-in-protest in Imphal’s Keishampat on Sunday, demanding punishment for those involved in heinous crime. 

EEFAM was formed by widows of the fake encounter victims.

During the protest, banner with the photos of former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh, incumbent state deputy chief minister Y Joykumar (former Manipur DGP) and IPS officer AK Jhalajit were displayed.

 Representatives of major women bodies also took part in the protest staged for justice to the fake encounter victims.

Interestingly, the former DGP Y Joykumar is currently the deputy chief minister in the BJP-led coalition government in the state while SP Jhalajit has been under CBI scanner for his role in the infamous alleged July 23, 2009 broad daylight fake encounter in the heart of Imphal city.

He (Jhalajit) is scheduled to appear in the court tomorrow (Monday) in connection with the July 23, 2009 fake encounter case in which a former PLA insurgent and a pregnant woman were killed by personnel of the state police commando. The CBI is investigating the case.

EEVAM leaders drew the attentions of all concerned authorities to reject his bail pleas so that the CBI can investigate the case in a free and fair manner. 

Talking to reporters at the protest site, EEVAM leaders termed the three as “fake encounter specialists” while alleging that it was during the tenure of O. Ibobi as chief minister and Y Joykumar as DGP, the state witnessed rampant staged managed killing of people.

The infamous July 23, 2009 fake encounter case in which pregnant woman Thokchom Rabina and former insurgent Chungkham Sanjit were killed in the board daylight at Khwairamband Bazar was one of the series of fake encounter incident, they alleged.

At the concluding part of the protest, the protestors marched towards Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum urging the state government to take up necessary steps to expedite the July 23, 2009 case and other fake encounter cases in the state.

But, they were prevented by police and later only ten 10 of them were allowed to proceed till Raj Bhavan to submit the memorandum. 

In the memorandum, the EEVAM said that CBI should take the case with due seriousness considering the public importance of the case.

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