Six cops suspended for ’fake’ encounter

  • PTI, Imphal
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  • Updated: Aug 05, 2009 07:49 IST

In the face of stepped-up protests against the killing of a youth by police commandos in an all alleged fake encounter here, Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh on Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into the incident and suspended six policemen in connection with it.

Addressing a press conference, Singh said further action would depend on the report of the judicial inquiry. He did not say when the juidicial commission would submit its report.

Chungkham Sanjit (27) was killed in the allegedly fake encounter on July 23 at Imphal Market complex by police commandos. Leading apex social outfit Apunba Lup had called 48-hour general strike in protest against the killing of Sanjit.

 

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