<strong>EEVFAM rejects CBI closure on June 18 killings, submits petition to CJM Imphal West </strong>

EEVFAM rejects CBI closure on June 18 killings, submits petition to CJM Imphal West

TMB Report

IMPHAL: The Extra Judicial Execution Victims Families Association Manipur (EEVFAM) organization and the victims’ family of 18 June 2001 incidence has submitted a petitions to the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Imphal West under section 173(8) of the Cr.P.C. praying for directing further investigation of the case by rejecting the closure final report by the CBI in which the submission of the closure report/final report after perfunctory investigation were against the principal of criminal Justice prevailing in India.

While briefing the media person president EEVFAM Renu Takhellabam said that the organization and the victims petitioners also submitted to take cognizance of the offence leveled against the accused persons and to direct to the investigating officer to furnish copies of the evidences and documents collected and relied upon by the respondent to the petitioner and applicants.

Moreover, to direct the investigating officer (respondent) for further investigation and for taking cognizance against all the accused person including the then IOs and OCs of the city and Imphal police station, the then S.P. Imphal West and the then DGP Manipur under section 201, 202,203 and 204 IPC in connection with above-referred FIRs and to pass any orders which the court deems fit and proper in the interest of justice.

That, the applicants and the petitioners also submit that the non-availability of case record cannot be the ground for the closure of criminal investigation while this show the partiality of the investigating officer and also investigating authority does not collected the required documents including the proceeding of MHRC and the finding of the Magisterial inquiry.

It continues to mention that, unless a fair and impartial investigation is made by the investigation authority the victims shall suffer irreparable loss and injury, above all the victims would lose the judiciary unless a fair and impartial investigation were carried out by the investigation agency.

On the other hand Manipur Human Rights Alert Executive director Babloo Loitongbam also emphasis its statement on the side interview said that 18 June 2001 incidents was one the cases that the central Bureau of Investigation were investigating on the behest of the Supreme court of India to examine the extra-judicial execution in Manipur.

However, it were little bit disappointed to see the that CBI has basically submitted a closure report which is to close the matter citing that there were not enough evidence on the killing of 14 protestor,

It shocked that the Manipur government who instituted a commission of inquiry right after the incident have not given such an important incident documents which are suppose to be in there custody, thereby CBI didn’t have  access to it and also  

While the present chief minister N. Biren was initiated into politics as a result of that movement of 2001 when he himself were the chief minister the documents of that very important incident were not available or properly preserved in the government of Manipur custody, he added.

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