Imphal, the 18th April, 2018 (DIPR): Directorate of Prosecution has received 249 charge sheets from the Police during January to December, 2017. This was conveyed to the media by Nungsitombi Athokpam, Director incharge of Prosecution today in the Series of Press Conference of Head of Departments for highlighting the activities and achievements held at DIPR complex, Moirangkhom, Imphal.
The Directorates of Prosecution has handled Scrutiny of charge sheets filed by the Police Department and other investigating authorities to the courts. During 2017 the Directorate dispatched 401 cases. 34 cases were referred back to the Police for rectification. Charge sheets of 367 cases were agreed by the Directorate and submit to the court. Appeal/revision of 5 cases are approved and a total of 68 cases were laying pending (in the custody) as on 18.04.2018, stated the Director in charge.
The Public Prosecutors/Additional Public Prosecutors are responsible for conducting prosecution before the Session Courts and the Assistant Public Prosecutors are responsible for conducting prosecutions in the Courts of Magistrates.
Criminal case disposed during the year 2017 are, 12 in District & Session Court, Imphal East, 17 in District & Session Court, Imphal West, 4 cases each in District & Session Court, Thoubal and Bishnupur and 3 in District & Session Court, Churachandpur, 8 in District & Session Court, Ukhrul and 19 cases were disposed in Special Court (ND & PS) Manipur whereas, no case had been disposed under District & Session Court, Senapati.
30 numbers of Criminal Courts have been established in the State of Manipur such as, 7 each of District & Session Courts and Chief Judicial Magistrate/Civil Judge (Senior Division), 2 each of Additional District & Sessions Court (FTC) and Full time Chief Judicial Magistrate, 1 each of Additional Session Court (FTC) Crime Against Women and Special Court (ND & PS) (FTC) Manipur and 10 numbers of Civil Judge (Junior Division)- cum-Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Court.
The Press conference was attended by Public Prosecutor (District) S. Indira Devi, Deputy Director Amang Haokip and Addl. Public Prosecutor Nilachandra and moderated by Seema Sanjenbam, PRO of DIPR.