Manipur fake encounters | CBI files chargesheet against 10 more police personnel

Imphal, January 13: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the CBI again filed a chargesheet against 10 police personnel of the Manipur Police in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Imphal West.

The chargesheet was submitted by DS Chauhan DSP CBI in the killing of six persons in an alleged encounter during a combined operation conducted by the Manipur Police Commandos and 12-Maratha Light Infantry (MLI) in the intervening night of September 8, 2009, at Awang Khunou, along National Highway-53 under Patsoi police station, Imphal West district.

The CBI mentioned in the chargesheet that several inconsistencies were found in the accounts given by the security personnel during the course of the investigation conducted by the agency and local police.

It may be mentioned that the police commandos reportedly fired 119 bullets and the troops of 12-MLI fired 98 bullets.

Further, the CBI prayed the court to take notice of the offence under section 302, 201 and 34 IPC against the 10 police personnel and the accused be summoned for trial.