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CBI To Take Over Nine More Cases On Manipur Violence

Nine more cases related to the Manipur violence will be investigated by the CBI, taking the total number of cases being probed by the agency to 17. 

Officials said the CBI is ready to investigate nine more cases related to the Manipur violence.

Officials said the probe by the central agency will not be limited to these 17 cases. He said that any other case related to crime against women or sexual harassment can also be forwarded on priority basis.

Explain that the CBI has so far registered eight cases, including two related to alleged sexual harassment of women in Manipur.  

Officials said the CBI would take over nine more cases. According to officials, the probe agency is likely to take over another case of alleged sexual assault in Churachandpur district of the state.

Sources said many of these cases are being probed by the CBI, which may attract provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, which may be probed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police . 

He said that since Deputy SPs cannot be supervisory officers in such cases, the agency would depute its Superintendents of Police to supervise and monitor the investigation.

He said the central probe agency will transfer all forensic samples to its Central Forensic Science Laboratory. Because the fairness of its investigation can be questioned. 

He said that the CBI has also deputed women officers in the State to investigate cases related to crimes against women.

Let us tell you that for the first time on May 3, caste violence broke out in Manipur. More than 160 people have died in this violence and several hundred people have also been injured. 

The Meiteis account for about 53 percent of Manipur’s population and live mostly in the Imphal Valley, while tribals, including the Nagas and Kukis, constitute 40 percent and live mostly in the hill districts.

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