Sanjit Meitei’s killing near the state assembly in Imphal led to protests across Manipur. A head constable who shot him confessed that the suspected People’s Liberation Army member was unarmed. The CBI is re-investigating the case even as the Supreme Court chastised the NHRC for not being “pro-active” in a case looking at 1,528 extra-judicial killings in Manipur.
Over seven years after the extrajudicial killing of 17 villagers, including six children, in south Chhattisgarh, the V.K. Agarwal Commission stated it could not find any evidence of villagers firing at security forces. “There was no satisfactory evidence that the confrontation occurred with members of a Naxal outfit,” reads the commission’s report.
On April 7, 2015, 20 alleged Red Sanders smugglers were killed in an ‘encounter’ with police and forest personnel in the...