New Delhi, December 8: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered five FIRs against CRPF, Imphal Police and Assam Rifles personnel in connection with alleged Manipur fake encounter cases under murder with common intention. The Supreme Court had earlier ordered the CBI to probe the killings.
A public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a probe into as many as 1,528 cases of alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur is being heard by the Supreme Court.
On July 14, 2017 the court constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and ordered to register FIRs in the matter.
A PIL filed before the top court had alleged that more than 1,500 fake encounters took place in Manipur. The petition had sought a detailed probe by the SIT in the matter, which took place in Manipur from 2000 to 2012 by security forces and police.
In May, the Supreme Court has expressed its displeasure that the Ministry of Defence has “not even bothered” to respond to the letters addressed to it by the CBI’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the alleged extra-judicial killings and fake encounters by the Army, Assam Rifles and police in Manipur.