After being grilled by the Supreme Court time and again, the Central Bureau of Investigation has booked a Major of Indian Army, two Manipur Police personnel and five riflemen in a nine-year-old alleged fake encounter case.
The first investigation report states that Azad Khan, a teenager, was killed in a joint operation of Indian Army and Manipur Police in 2009.
Major Vijay Singh Balhara has been named in the FIR filed by CBI on July 31. Following two orders of Supreme Court, CBI has taken over investigations in 41 cases of alleged fake encounter and custodial killing.
On July 30, the Supreme Court questioned the CBI about their laxity regarding no arrests made till date after chargesheets were filed in four of the alleges extra judicial killings by Army, Assam Rifles and Manipur police.