CBI books army official for ‘fake killing’

CBI books army official for ‘fake killing’


Imphal (Manipur), 3 Aug 2018

The CBI booked an army official in connection with the alleged Manipur extra-judicial killings, being probed by the agency on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Major Vijay Singh Balhara, then attached with Assam Rifles, along with seven other uniformed personnel, has been named as accused in the case pertaining to the killing of 12-year-old boy Azad Khan.

The case was termed “fake encounter” by a Supreme Court-appointed commission led by retired apex court judge Santosh Hegde.

According to the family, Azad was killed on 4th March 2009. A student of class VII in Phoubakchao High School with no criminal antecedents, he was allegedly picked up from his home before being killed, it was said.

An FIR was registered nearly two months before the alleged encounter under sections of attempt to murder, arms act and other stringent charges.

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Published On: Aug 03, 2018