The Special Investigation Team of the CBI has submitted charge sheet against Manipur state police personnel in connection with the alleged fake encounter perpetrated by security forces in Manipur.

The charge sheet was filed against a police inspector currently serving with the 1st Manipur Rifles, for killing a militant suspect in 2011.

The policemen were charged with section S 307/34 IPC, 20 UA (p) Arms Act and 5 Explosive Substances Act 25 (1-B) A Act.

As per the police FIR, the team of police commandos led by the then sub-inspector gunned down suspected UG carde during an exchange of fire that lasted for around eight minutes in the wee hours of June 28, 2011.

The commando team reportedly recovered one 9mm pistol with nine live rounds and two Chinese hand grenades from the possession of the deceased.

However, the SIT based on forensic report claimed that the cause of death of the victim was haemorrhage and shock resulting from multiple firearm injuries to the body which were homicidal in nature.

A month ago the CBI had issued 3 chargesheets against the police personnel for being involved in fake encounter cases.

On July 30, the Central Bureau of Investigation informed the apex court that it had filed two chargesheets before the competent court in connection with the cases.

A bench comprising of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit asked the SIT to file its next status report in the alleged fake encounter cases by September 1.

The bench said that it would hear the matter on September 4, along with a separate petition filed by over 300 Army personnel who have challenged the registration of FIR’s against members of the armed forces for carrying out operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is in force.

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