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Manipur Fake Encounter Row: AK Jhaljit files Counter Affidavit Petition

Manipur Fake Encounter Row: AK Jhaljit files Counter Affidavit Petition

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Sep 2018 8:28 AM GMT

Imphal: In response to a petition filed in connection with the infamous BT Fake encounter case of 2009, Former Additional SP of Imphal West, AK Jhaljit filed a counter affidavit yesterday before the High Court of Manipur.

According to media reports, Taratombi, whose son Ch Sanjit was allegedly killed in the infamous BT encounter case of 2009 filed an impleading petition before the HC to allow her as the respondent of the anticipatory bail petition filed by Jhalajit in 2017.

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The counter affidavit by the former Additional SP Jhaljit alleges that Taratombi is attempting to mislead the case by trying to take over the control of the prosecution side by indirectly entering the array of parties of the present petition by impleading herself as respondent no. 2. It also states that she has no legal rights to be heard as the party respondent.

“It is pertinent to mention that the applicant herein never preferred any appeal against the dismissal of her application by the session trial court, hence the issue has attained the stage of finality as far as her case is concerned. The applicant herein cannot take the undue advantage of the present petition to make up her failure to file appeal against the dismissal of her application by the session trial court,” the counter-affidavit by Jhaljit added.

On February 22, 2016, Taratombi had filed a petition seeking re-investigation into the case by CBI.

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Last year, Jhaljit filed a petition before the high court challenging the February 14, 2017 order passed by the session judge, Imphal West which gave liberty to CBI to proceed with further investigation of the alleged fake encounter case, based on disclosure made by head constable Th. Herojit Singh, that he killed Sanjit with his service pistol. On March 6, the high court stayed the order of the session judge passed on February 14.

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