Welcoming the Supreme court judgement, Babloo Loitongbam said that in case families of fake encounter victims wish their cases to be included in the ensuing submission to the Supreme Court, they are requested to share their detailed information and documents to EEVFAM.
The hearing of the WP(Cril) 129 of 2012 by the Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justice Bela M. Trivedi in the apex court took place on October 20.
On Supreme Court’s order SIT/ CBI registered 39 FIRs and after completion of the investigation, 37 Final Reports (FR) have been submitted to the relevant Judicial Magistrates and many of the cases are under trial, according to Babloo.
In all, 1528 extrajudicial killing cases were filed in Supreme Court by EEVFAM in which the alleged perpetrators are police personnel and the trials are underway. yet, in cases involving personnel of the armed forces of the Union, the Union Home Ministry have denied prosecution sanctions under section 6 of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in each and every case.
This has prompted the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal West to refer the matter to the High Court of Manipur vide order dated 22 February 2021 Registered a reference case No.1 of 2021 in the High Court.
Babloo said that the Supreme Court has directed to dispose of the pending issue of sanction for prosecution as early as possible which is very important. He said that the Apex Court also observed that it is possible that material which can enable the court to pass appropriate directions for carrying out investigation may have come on record subsequent to the passing of the first judgement.
In the next hearing, fixed on November 15, 2022, the question of whether certain additional cases must also be investigated by the authorities will be deliberated on.
EEVFAM requested the families of fake encounter victims to visit the office of HRA at Kwakeithel Thiyam Leikai, Imphal from 11.00 AM to 3.00 PM from October 23 to November 5 2022 or contact the office phone number 385-356 0076 or the mobile numbers 9774268988 and 8729812323.