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CBI submits charge sheet against 14 state police personnel

IMPHAL | Jul 30 : Central Investigative Bureau (CBI) today submitted charge sheets, against 14 state police personnel in connection with two different cases allegedly of a custodial dead and a fake encounter case that took place in 2011 and 2012 respectively, before the chief judicial magistrate, Imphal East.

The charge sheet of alleged fake encounter case of Md. Ishaqu and Md. Mustakin both from Lilong Mairenkhong that took place in January 18, 2012 was submitted against eight state police personnel under section120-B/201/302/34 IPC, 27, 28 Arms Act, 5 Expl. Subs. Act.

The accused individuals are identified as L. Deben, 54, son of L. Tompok of Khoyathong, DSP CDO, Imphal East, M. Anand, 36, son of M. Sharat of Thoubal Mayai Leikai, inspector CDO, Imphal East, Kh. Sunil, 38, son of Kh. Ahongjaoba of Thoubal Athokpam Mayai Leikai, SI, CDO, Imphal East, W. Sanjoy, 32 son of W. Ajit of Wangkhei Yonglan Leirak, head constable CDO, Imphal East, L. Robindro, 36, son of L. Ibomcha of Ithai Loukhong, Constable, CDO, Imphal East, T. Shitaljit, 30, son of T.Nandababu, cosntable CDO Imphal East, P. Herojit, 32 son of P. Shyam of Kongpal Khaidem Leikai, constable, CDO Imphal East, and W. Premjit, 36, son of W. Budha of Khabam Heibong Makhong.

Charge sheet were submitted against them in following the order of the Supreme Court order dated July 14, 2017 registered vide RC 12(S)/ 2017-SC III/CBI/ New Delhi while taking over the investigation of FIR no. 14(1) 2012 IBG PS-u/s 307/342 IPC,25(1-C) Arm Act,5 Explosive Substance Act and 17/20 UA(P)A Act registered by local police on January 18, 2012.

In the said FIR it was alleged that on January 18, 2012 Md. Ishaqu and Md. Mustakin were killed in an encounter by a combined team of Imphal East and Imphal West commandos in the area of Irilbung and Kairao alleging them to be insurgents and has recovered arms and ammunitions along with explosives from their possession.

Besides CBI during their investigation it has been found that there are no evidences of holding the seized arms and explosive by the deceased and there was no independent witness produced by the police and charged that the seized arms and explosive were planted by the local police, added the charge sheet of CBI.

The second charge sheet in connection with the alleged custodial dead of Thokchom Ranjit Singh, 46 son of Th. Chinglen Singh of Itam Nungoi village on May 8, 2011 was submitted against six police personnel under section 120-B/201/302/342/34 IPC.

The accused persons are identified as R.K. Brojen, 39, son of RK. Jitendrajit of Wangjing Bazar, SI CDO, Imphal East, B. Usharanjan, 34, son of B. Ibochouba of Khurai Sajor Leikai, head constable, T. Dhaki, 29, son of T. Ibotombi of Kongba Uchekon Khunou, contable, Akimuddin Khan, 31, son of Md. Hatim Ali of Kshetri Mayai Leikai, constable, Spam Premchand, 28, son of S. Nongyai, constable and L. Birjit Singh, 34 son of L. Chingthangkhomba of Khurai Kongpal Sajor Leikai, constable.

According to the submission of the CBI, it stated that all the six accused persons were suspended on May 8, 2011 and re-joined their duty on February 3, 2012.

The charge sheet was submitted against them in compliance with the directive of the Supreme Court vide order dated July 14, 2017 and February 12, 2018 passed in WP(Crl) no. 129 of 2012 asking CBI to go through the record of the case, lodge necessary FIR/s and to complete the investigation into the death of Ranjit.

It is mentioned in the police FIR that Ranjit was taken for interrogation at Lamlai police station on May 8, 2011 at around 8:30 am where he felt sudden illness inside the police vehicle as result he was brought to JNIMS hospital for treatment but doctor claimed that he died at around 9.45 am of the same day.

The CBI during their investigation has reportedly found that the same police commando team have also arrested two persons Haobam Basanta and Ningombam Hemanta from Sawombung area but they were kept at Porompat police station and Ranjit was accompanied with the police for whole night and post report of Ranjit also revealed that he died due to socked and haemorrhage and several injuries caused by blunt weapon were also found inside his intestine.

The CBI further observed that Ranjit died out of third degree tortured by the police personnel while he was at their custody, added the charge sheet.

Court took cognizance and has framed charges against all the accused persons and has summoned them to appear before the said court on August 24 for the hearing of the case.

~IFP

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