Delhi: NEFIS protest against fake encounter of Chongkham Sanjit by Manipur Police in 2009

January 28, 2016

People from different North-East communities gathered today in huge numbers, at Manipur Bhawan, under the banner of North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) to protest against the fake encounter of Chongkham Sanjit by Manipur Police Commandos (MPC) in 2009. A by-stander Rabina was also killed in this encounter, which took place in a busy market area in Imphal. It is to be noted that the Police had then alleged that Sanjit had been killed in retaliatory firing. However, recent admission by Head Constable Herojit Singh has revealed that he was told by then Additional SP, Imphal West, Dr Akoijam Jhalajhit, who is now SP of the same district to “finish him off”. Herojit has admitted that Sanjit was unarmed and had been compliant with the police, when he was detained. This hard fact amply shows the way in which Manipur Police Commandos have been allowed to function by the Manipur Government and have consequently become adept at ‘finishing off’ people in extra-judicial killings and fake encounters. This is a clear case of state-sponsored fake encounter, denying people their basic right to be tried through a due legal process.

NEFIS also submitted a Memorandum to the Resident Commissioner, Manipur Bhawan demanding an independent inquiry of the case by an International Organization like UNO, since Chief Minister too is implicated in this state-sponsored fake encounter. They demanded that the then Additional SP, Imphal West, Akoijam Jhalajhit , should be immediately suspended and an inquiry should be initiated against him. They also demanded that appropriate compensation should be provided to the victim’s family and the Government should tender an immediate apology not only to the victim’s family, but to the people of Manipur for brutally violating their democratic rights.

NEFIS has pledged to continue its struggle and build a huge movement against the Manipur Government, till such extra-judicial killings and fake encounters stop and the culprits are brought to justice.

Chinglen Khumukcham

Convener

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North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)

NEFIS TO PROTEST AGAINST THE MANIPUR POLICE COMMANDOS FOR KILLING CHONGKHAM SANJIT IN FAKE ENCOUNTER IN 2009!

North-East Forumfor International Solidarity (NEFIS) will be protesting against the fake encounter of Chongkham Sanjit by Maniupur Police Commandos in 2009. Recent admission by Head Constable, Herojit Singh has revealed that contrary to police statement that Sanjit was killed in retaliatory fire, he was told to finish Sanjit off by the then Additional SP, Akoijam Jhalajhit. The protest against this state-sponsored fake encounter will be held at Manipur Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi at 1p.m. tomorrow, 28th of January (Thursday).

Following is the schedule of the programme:
Date: 28th January, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 1 p.m.
Venue: Manipur Bhawan, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi