Former Congress minister Nonthongbam Biren who is contesting in the ensuing state legislative assembly election on BJP ticket today demanded speedy justice of several pending fake encounter cases in Manipur.
Talking to the reporters BJP state office, Biren said that the main focus of BJP is granting of speedy justice to the family of the victims which have died at fake encounter cases. He welcomed the move of the CBI to reopen the fake encounter case that took the lives of Sanjit Singh and Rabina on July 23 2009.
Biren said the mother of victim Sanjit has appealed the apex investigative body to reopen the case after a Manipur court dismissed the name of the officers involved in the fake encounter case despite the accused police constable Herojit revealing the name of the police officer who ordered him to shoot down Sanjit.
Saying that human rights had been violated with Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act that provides the licence to kill Biren said the Supreme Court had acknowledged 1528 fake encounter cases in Manipur. “The victims should be given quick justice” added Biren.
However, there were several FIRs which were yet to be filed, he told the media. Accordingly BJP demanded that the state should submit the FIRs before mid-April so as to provide justice to several widows and orphans.
N. Biren compared the rising number of drug abuse in Manipur with that of Punjab and alleged that it is an open secret that several high profile individuals are involved in importing drugs into the north eastern state. Urging that the culprits involved in drug trafficking should be booked for the sake of the young generation, Biren sought an independent inquiry into those involved in such cases. He also called for justice to be granted to teenager Robinhood who succumbed to injuries after being hit by rubber bullet during the agitation for implementing Inner Line Permit System in the state in 2015.
MLA Erabot also welcome the CBI move to reopen the Khwairamband Bazaar fake encounter case in 2009 and demanded that justice should be established at all costs.