GUWAHATI: Human Rights Alert (HRA), A Manipur-based organisation fighting for protection of human rights has called upon the Government of Manipur to constitute a Special Investigation Team(SIT) to probe into the alleged the serial custodial murders of Manipur citizens by 3 Corps, Counter Intelligence Surveillance Unit (CISU) on the basis of ‘evidence’ that have surfaced in the public domain.
Executive Director of HRA, Babloo Loitongbam reportedly stated in Imphal on Monday that Gurumayum Jiteswar Sharma, Thangjam Satish,Thounaojam Prem, RK. Ronel and Phijam Naobi were killed after being abductedfrom a rented house in Dimapur on March 10, 2010 allegedly by 3 Counter Intelligence Surveillance Unit of 3 Corps of the Army based in Rangapahar.
This matter was put up in the form of affidavit to the High Court of Manipur by Lieutenent Colonel of the Indian Army. The fact was also revealed earlier by the first whistle-blower, a Major of the CISU who had reported this assassination to the superior Army officers” he said.
He further added that, later on the direction of the Gauhati High Court the Nagaland Police constituted a Special Investigation Team and the investigation was still underway.
The army authority has been consistently denying their involvement in this case. Regarding this case,relevant document was already produced in public domain by Yambem Laba, former Acting Chairperson of Manipur Human Rights Commission.
HRA while urging the Government of Manipur to set up a SIT to investigate into these ‘murders’ of Manipur citizens,demanded that the Union Home Ministry should protect the whistle blower Lt Colonel who had testified these incidents whereby revealing the identities of the army officers involved in the killing.
The organisation has also urged the Union Home Ministry to protect the life and security of one Naik Subedar,who has been in the custody since May 15 at Agartala for revealing the staged arrests and procuring of clandestine arms by army authorities.