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Manipur CM Promises Govt Job to Man Acquitted in Rape & Murder Case

A man in Manipur has been acquitted in a rape and murder case after serving eight long years in Sajiwa Central Jail until he was proven innocent

Manipur CM Promises Govt Job to Man Acquitted in Rape & Murder Case

Sentinel Digital Desk

In a goodwill gesture, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has promised a government job to a man who was recently acquitted in a rape and murder case.

It is to be mentioned that the victim spent eight years in jail until he was proven innocent.

According to reports, man was accused of raping and murdering a research fellow in 2013 and was imprisoned in Sajiwa Central Jail, however, a local court here in Manipur found him to be not guilty and acquitted him of the charges.

"He will be given a government job. I got to know that in spite of being innocent, he was jailed for eight years and his house was burnt down by a mob," N Biren Singh was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

As per reports, he has promised to construct a house for him and provide a government job at the state's forest department.

The Session Judge Imphal East M Manoj Kumar acquitted Jibal, from the charges levelled against him and directed to release him from jail in the rape and murder case.

The case was on from April 2013 and after the completion of the investigation, the investigation officer of the case submitted the charge sheets under section 302 (Murder) and 120-B (common intention) before the Court. Charges were framed against the accused on November 20, 2013 under section 302 and 120-B IPC.

To investigate the crime, the state government constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by an additional SP. On August 28, 2013, the SIT submitted charge sheet against the accused trio before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East and charged Biju under section 376 (rape), u/s 302 murder and u/s 120- criminal conspiracy while Jiban and James Bond were charged under section 120-B.

It was followed by the Session Judge, Imphal East, framing charges against the three accused persons on November 20, 2013 for initiation of trial. The SIT also submitted an additional charge sheet against the three on October 10, 2015.

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