Road rage victim's parents to get security in Manipur

Road rage victim's parents to get security in Manipur

The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that the Manipur government would provide round-the-clock security to the parents of a youth killed in a road rage incident involving the chief minister’s son.

A single bench of Justice Deepak Gupta took note of the submission made by the Centre, through Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, that personnel of the Manipur Rifles would be deployed at the residence of petitioners Irom Chitra Devi and Irom Lokendra Singh, parents of the victim, Roger.

Following the submissions, the court refrained from passing any order.

Ajay Meetai, son of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, was awarded a five-year jail term for culpable homicide as he fired at Roger for not allowing him to overtake, on March 20, 2011.

Though the state had not filed an appeal in the high court, no lawyer was ready to represent the victim’s family on their plea for enhancement of the sentence, the petitioners claimed.

Chitra contended that the family was living in fear in Delhi since leaving Manipur. In an affidavit, the Manipur chief secretary stated that orders have been issued to provide security to the victim’s parents.

Their counsel, Utsav Bains, would also be provided security whenever he visits the state for pursuing the appeal in the high court, it stated.

Singh also submitted that the allegations against the state administration were found to be false.
DH News Service

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