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Extra Judicial Killings in Manipur, Supreme Court of India (W.P. (CRL.) 129 OF 2012

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Extra Judicial Killings in Manipur, Supreme Court of India (W.P. (CRL.) 129 OF 2012

Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) & Anr. Versus Union of India & Anr.

The Supreme Court in the matter dealing with extra judicial killings in Manipur gave a significant judgment. The judgment is the partial verdict in a petition challenging the alleged “fake encounters” in Manipur by Manipur police, and the armed security forces. The matter being fought by Human Rights Law Network and Human Rights Alert; prays for a CBI enquiry into these alleged fake encounters.

The court in the judgment terming the matter “maintainable” in the court asked the petitioners and amicus curiae Menaka Guruswamy to collate the information regarding 62 cases of alleged fake encounters in Manipur and submit it before the Bench in a simple tabulated form. The information should comprise details of whether any FIR was filed in a case, the identity of the victim, whether a judicial enquiry was ever conducted or whether there was an enquiry under the Commission of Enquiry Act, etc. The court directed the National Human Rights Commission to render assistance to this exercise. Besides this the court in its judgment has recognised that the use of excessive force by the armed personnel is not permissible.

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High Court of Manipur has ordered to Pay Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the BSF firing victim

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Smt. Ningthoujam Ongbi Sunibala Devi versus Union of India & 3 others

(W.P. (C) No 75 of 2008)

In a judgment delivered by a division bench comprising of the Hon'ble Chief Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra and Hon'ble Mr. justice Kh. Nobin Singh of the Hon’ble High Court of Manipur at Imphal on 22nd January 2015 in the case of Smt. Ningthoujam Ongbi Sunibala Devi –versus- Union of India & 3 others (W.P. (C) No 75 of 2008), the Hon’ble High Court ordered for the payment of Rs. 5 Lakhs as compensation to the petitioner, Smt. Ningthoujam Ongbi Sunibala Devi, whereby the compensation is to be paid by the Union of India and authority of Border Security Force (BSF).

According to case dossier, on 1st February 2007 there was a Thabal Chongba programme at the Nongpok Sekmai Lila Kambong Playground, Thoubal District. At around 8 p.m. some personnel of 172 Bn. BSF came in an armored vehicle at the said playground. At around 9.30 p.m. when the Thabal Chongba programme was in full swing, some armed assailants fired few rounds upon the said personnel of 172 Bn. BSF, as a result one of the BSF personnel who received bullet injury on his leg felt down from the armored vehicle. When the assailants immediately left the place, the BSF personnel started firing indiscriminately towards the crowds at the playground and as such two person namely Yambem Kala Singh and W. Bikram Singh sustained bullet injuries. Thereafter the BSF personnel left the place.

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High Court at Nagpur orders government to give10 lakhs compensation to heirs of the deceased persons

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Public Interest Litigation No. 80/2013

D.N. Waghmare v. The Chief Secretary, State of Maharashtra and Ors

The Hon’ble High Court of Judicature at Bombay, Nagpur Bench has directed the State Government to pay compensation as the Government Resolution dated 24.8.2004 and 1.12.2008 to the legal heirs of deceased who lost their lives on 9.5.2012 in Kalamna. In the said incident, the residents of Kalamna locality, treating four young persons from Jalgaon(Jamod), District Buldana to be thieves had assaulted them in a brutal manner thereby causing death of three persons named Hasan D. Solanki, Supada M. Nagnath and, Punjabrao B. Shinde. The fourth person namely Punjab Laxman Solanki fortunately survived in the incident. Although the reliefs including an independent enquiry with regard to role of the Police Authorities in not protecting the said persons and providing of jobs etc. to their legal heirs have been claimed in the petition filed by Human RightsLaw Network, the court considered the petition on the limited aspect of right of the legal heirs of the deceased persons in reference to the Government Resolutions dated 24.8.2004 and 1.12.2008.

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High Court has awarded Rs. 5 lakhs as compensation to the Petitioner for the killing of her son in a fake encounter

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Thiyam Ongbi Tanoubi Leima versus State of Manipur & Others.

WRIT PETITION (CRIL) NO.68 OF 2009

High Court Manipur/Manipur Unit/Criminal rights

A division bench of the High Court of Manipur comprising of Chief Justice Laxmi Kanta Mohapatra and Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh awarded Rs. 10, 00,000 each as compensation to the two petitioners.The compensation was awarded in a glaring revelation of justice against the rampant fake encounter by the security forces in Manipur, arising out of two separate incidents.

According to the case dossier of the first case, on December 28, 2008 Thiyam Amit Meitei left his house with his friend Moirangthem Inaobi Meitei in a Yamaha Motorcycle carrying a sum of Rs. 10,500 to make payment for the timbers purchased by his father to the chief of the village at Tshomyang village.

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HC awarded 5 Lacs as compensations in fake encounter case to the victim's family

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Soubam Radhe Versus State of Manipur & 4 ors

W.P. (Crl) No. 73 of 2009

High Court Manipur/Manipur Unit/Criminal Justice Initiative

The mother of the deceased, Soubam Radhe Devi filed a Writ Petition before the High Court questioning the unjustified action of the security forces and consequently, the High Court ascertained the facts leading to the killing after conducting an enquiry through the learned District Judge, Manipur East and accordingly, a sum of Rs. 5, 00,000 was awarded as compensation by the High Court of Manipur to the mother of the deceased.

Soubam Baocha alias Shachuinta never returned home after he left to purchase iron bars for his house construction as he was killed by the personnel of Manipur Police commando and 23 Assam Rifles on December 28, 2008 at the foot hill of Huimei Ching, Imphal East district and the family members found the dead bodies of Soubam Baocha and his friend Salam Gurung at RIMS, Lamphelpat, the next day.

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