Imphal, March 13 (EMN): Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families’ Association Manipur (EEVFAM) and Human Rights Alert (HRA) have appealed to all the witness of the 13 FIR filed by the CBI in connection to 13 incidents wherein 25 persons were killed in Manipur from 2008 to 2012.
The appealed was made by Executive Director Babloo Loitongbam of HRA and Secretary Edina Yaikhom of EEVFAM during a press conference in Imphal on Tuesday.
The 13 incidents include Feb. 17, 2008 incident at Hatta in Imphal East district, Sept. 9, 2009 incident at Awangkhunou, Imphal West district, Oct. 31, 2009 incident at Andro Sanapat in Imphal East district, March 18, 2010 incident at Kongba Irong in Imphal East, Sept.1, 2010 incident at Vale Academy near Airport in Imphal West district, May 8, 2011 incident at Imphal East police commandos, June 28, 2011 incident at Naoremthong in Imphal West district, Dec. 20, 2011 incident at Naran Konjil Imphal West district, Jan. 14, 2012 incident also at Naran Konjil Imphal West district, Jan. 18, 2012 incident at Urang Chiru Imphal East district, Jan. 20, 2012 incident at Kiyamgei Shantipur in Imphal East district, Feb. 6, 2012 incident at Phayeng, Imphal West district and Feb. 21, 2012 incident at Keibi in Imphal East district.
On Monday, the Supreme Court of India asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of CBI to expedite the investigation (into 13 cases of the National Human Rights Commission) and posted the next hearing on April 16.
Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing the petitioners pointed out that the names of the security personnel involved in the ‘fake encounters’ which are already identified, are not mentioned in the FIRs filed by the CBI. However the court assured that they will not allow the investigation to give them any clean chit and will first see the outcome of the investigation, says HRA and EEVFAM in a press release.