Former constable Herojit Singh, who has confessed his role in encounter killings, wants the Supreme Court to get the CBI to return his diaries in which he allegedly recorded these deaths.
The apex court brought home an important message: justice delayed is not always justice denied.
Despite objections by the government and the army, a two-judge bench ordered the CBI to institute a SIT to probe the alleged extra-judicial killings.
At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges.
The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations.
The Supreme Court on Friday said the largescale killings in Manipur in the guise of self defence while dealing with insurgency or militants was unacceptable.