The charge sheet was submitted before the chief judicial magistrate of Imphal West on Monday
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Manipur fake encounters: Charge sheet filed against 5 policemen

CBI’s special investigation team files charge sheet as per SC order issued last year; case involves extra-judicial killing dating back to 1999 in Imphal West district

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against five state policemen, among others, in an alleged fake encounter case that happened in 1999.

This is the seventh charge sheet filed by the special investigation team (SIT) of the CBI after it was constituted as per a Supreme Court (SC) order issued in 2017 to probe into 1,528 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur.

The charge sheet was submitted before the chief judicial magistrate of Imphal West by the SIT after it completed a probe into the alleged fake encounter case involving RK Laksana alias Vito Singh on February 15, 1999 at Mayang Langjing area of Imphal West district.

The five police personnel who have been named in the charge sheet are former sub-inspector Pebam John, constables Longjam Lokhon Singh, Thangkhomang Kipgen, K Bijoy Tarao and Fazur Rahman.