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CBI Director in Manipur, takes stock of probe into cases

First Published: 19th December, 2023 12:33 IST

On the directions of the Supreme Court, the CBI has taken over 38 cases in the state.

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Praveen Sood is in Imphal to review the probe into cases of violence in Manipur which have been taken over by the agency.

On the directions of the Supreme Court, the CBI has taken over 38 cases in the state.

A special team consisting of over 80 officials have been formed to probe the cases. In some cases, the Supreme Court has also transferred the trial proceedings to Guwahati.

As per inputs, the CBI chief met Special Investigation Teams (SITs) officials in Imphal last evening.

Earlier upon arrival in Imphal, he was received by Manipur DGP Rajiv Singh and other senior officials.

The cases include the horrific video of two young women being paraded naked on a road by a mob in Manipur on May 4, the video of which had been widely circulated on social media, drawing widespread condemnation and demand for stringent actions.

The state government has handed over several other cases to the CBI relating to various crimes that took place during the ethnic violence that broke out in Manipur on May 3.

On December 9, the CBI had filed a charge sheet against nine accused before the special judge of the CBI court in Guwahati in an ongoing investigation into a case.

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