Kin of Manipur constable file missing plaint

Kin of Manipur constable file missing plaint

State government silent on fake encounter issue

Kin of Manipur constable file missing plaint

A day after a Manipur policeman Thounaojam Herojit Singh made sensational revelation about a fake encounter leading to the killing of former militant, his family has lodged a missing complaint in Imphal.

On January 25, 33-year-old head constable of Manipur Police Thounaojam Herojit Singh, revealed to select group of media that the killing of Chungkham Sanjit Singh in July 23, 2009, was “staged” and he had shot the former militant at the order from his senior officer who then told him that the clearance had come from the chief minister’s office. He also said that the then DGP was aware of it. Herojit’s interview was first published on January 26 in Imphal Free Press.

“Herojit has alleged that the order to kill Sanjit was given to him by Akoijam Jhalajit Singh, the then Additional SP of Imphal West and presently the SP of Imphal West, at the spot of the crime itself,” Imphal Free Press quoted Herojit. The constable has been suspended along with nine others after CBI took charge of the enquiry.

Meanwhile, the state government refrained to comment on the allegations made by the constable who was known as “encounter specialist” among his colleagues.

The accused police officer Akoijam Jhalajit Singh issued a press statement on Wednesday claiming that the allegations were “baseless and concocted”.

While a section of police sources claimed that Herojit is in New Delhi, his family members on January 25 last have lodged a missing complaint at local police station in Imphal.