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.
In a short film, Thounaojam Herojit tells The Wire how he came to kill over a hundred men – and why he chose to confess.
The police have said the three civilians, two of whom were women, were killed in “crossfire” but their families claim otherwise.
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.
Herojit claims the orders to eliminate people came from the top.
She fasted for 16 years to demonstrate to the rest of India that there can be no normality when the armed forces have the right to shoot to kill. The burden of ending impunity must now be shared by us all.
The state has seen years of protest against the oppressive Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
The recent confession by a policeman in Imphal about his role in a 2009 ‘fake encounter’ has brought the story back to the front pages. In this extract from Kishalay Bhattacharjee’s recent book, Blood on My Hands: Confessions of Staged Encounters (Harper Collins, 2015), an anonymous army officer provides the political and administrative context […]