Supreme Court probe
panel to investigate Sohrabuddin's killing:
The sensational killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh in an alleged fake gun
battle and the murder of his wife and a friend are likely to be
probed by the Supreme Court's Special Investigations Team (SIT),
which is inquiring the 2002 Gujarat communal riots.....Read
A tale of two encounters: Dehradun and
Scores of protestors in Manipur and New Delhi took to streets to
protest against the killing of a youth in an alleged fake encounter.
Holding placards and banners accusing the police for
fake killing, scores of protestors marched through Imphal and raised
slogans against the government.
The irate public also burnt the effigies of the Chief
Minister and the Director General of Police.
Protestors demanded stringent action against the
police commandos involved in the July 23 incident.
Meanwhile, all the market places and other business
establishments remained closed and the inter-State as well as
inter-district transport services were suspended, as the 48-hour
general strike called by a social organisation entered the second
In New Delhi, scores of students staged a protest
outside the Manipur house over the killing.
The protest was jointly organised by the Manipur
Students Association-Delhi (MSAD) and various other organisations.
Protestors alleged that the commandoes were providing
security only to the politicians.
"After this Tehelka expose, we can say that our
commandoes are not our security persons rather they are just the
security for the MLAs. They are just providing the security to
politicians not to the civilians. We are here to protest against
what is going on in Manipur," said Shandhyarani, Manipur Students
Another protestor demanded intervention of the
Central Government and a judicial probe to unearth the hidden facts.
"We are writing to Congress Party President Sonia
Gandhi that unless an honest initiative comes from the Central
Government then no government in Manipur is going to solve the
problem," said Modhuchandra, President, North East Support Centre
is termed as an ''encounter'' by the police, a pregnant woman and a
suspected militant succumbed to gunfire while five others were
injured in the shootout on July 23 near the building of the State
Legislature in Imphal.