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.