Friday, 24 March 2017


Jhalajit gets anticipatory bail

Summoned to Delhi for further questioning in Chungkham Sanjit case

IMPHAL | Feb 16

The District and Sessions Judge Imphal West, today granted interim anticipatory bail to Akoijam Jhalajit Singh, commandant of 2nd India Reserve Battalion (IRB) fearing arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) who had re-opened the case of broad daylight killing of a former militant Chungkham Sanjit in Imphal city in 2009.

It is learnt that Ak Jhalajit has been summoned to appear at CBI head quarter New Delhi in person tomorrow.

It is not immediately known where he will report to CBI headquarters in New Delhi tomorrow.

Dr Jhalajit filed the petition before the court today through his counsel, senior advocates H Chandrajit Sharma and S Lakhikanta Singh, on the ground of apprehension of possible arrest by the CBI during the course of investigation.

Jhalajit also further pleaded the court that his service is much needed by the state following the prevailing situation in the state besides the administrative functioning of his battalion could be jeopardized if arrested.

After hearing the plea, the Sessions Judge granted interim anticipatory till March 2.

But, the full hearing of the bail plea would be heard on March 2. He had furnished PR Bond of Rs 70,000 with surety.

It is relevant to note that in the aftermath of the killing of Chungkham Sanjit and subsequent investigation launched by the CBI, a number of police personnel applied for anticipatory bail except Jhalajit Singh.

The CBI launched a fresh investigation into the killing of Sanjit following appeals made by Ch Taratombi Devi, mother of Sanjit in view of disclosure made by head constable of police commandos Th Herojit that he shot dead Sanjit following instructions from Dr Jhalajit Singh, who was then additional SP Imphal West.

A team of CBI led by an Inspector General (IG) arrived in Imphal on February 14.

The team yesterday reportedly questioned Akoijam Jhalajit for several hours and recorded his statement.

At the same time, the CBI also recorded statements of Taratombi Devi and Herojit Singh separately.

As the CBI team was recording statements of the trio, people of Khurai Lamlong, the locality of Sanjit Singh staged a demonstration at the Khwairamband bazar yesterday demanding punishment for those involved in the killing. 

17-Feb-2017 / Our Staff Reporter / 0 Comments


No comments found for this entry!

Random Items 


IMPHAL | Mar 21 The outlawed RPF has denied any relation with one Khangembam Inao alias Keiyum, 40, son of Kh Shyam Kumar, of Kumbi Isingchaibi, currently lodged at Singjamei Chingamakhong Chongtham Leikai, who was nabbed by Imphal west police commando o.....

22-Mar-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

5-day ‘Nritya Sanrachna’ to be held

IMPHAL | Mar 21 The Sangeet Natak Alademi, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy and Manipur University are jointly organising ‘Nritya Sanrachna’, a festival of choreographic works from March 22 to 26, to be held at MC auditorium, Palace Compound Imphal.....

22-Mar-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

NSCN-IM leaders remanded to police custody

IMPHAL | Mar 21 The three Kilonsers of the NSCN-IM who were arrested by a team of Manipur police yesterday have been remanded to further police custody for four days by the JMIC first class Imphal West-II. The NSCN-IM leaders were produced before the JM.....

22-Mar-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

World Poetry Day observed

IMPHAL | Mar 21 The Sahitya Thoupang Lup, Imphal has observed “World Poetry day” today at the Manipur Press Club, Imphal to appreciate and support poet and poetry around the globe. As a part of the observation, the Gopal Sharma Award has been given to E.....

22-Mar-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

‘Dialogue must go on for lasting peace’

IMPHAL | Mar 21 The Governor of Manipur, Najma Heptulla, expressed happiness over successful conduct of the 11th Manipur state assembly elections and conveyed that it has reaffirmed the strong faith of the people of the state in democracy. A release sai.....

22-Mar-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

International Day of Forestry

THOUBAL | Mar 21 Divisional Forest Officer, Thoubal, Range Forest Officer, Kakching and Unique Wildlife Protection Committee (UWLPC), Manipur jointly organised International Day of Forestry 2017 at various places of Thoubal and Kakching district on March.....

22-Mar-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

Nagas and India will share power, coexist: Muivah

Newmai News Network DIMAPUR | Mar 21 Naga leaders strongly voiced for the Naga unity and reconciliation today. They said without unity and reconciliation the Naga movement will move backward instead of progressing forward. Celebrating the 38th Naga Rep.....

22-Mar-2017 | Agency | 0 Comments

VDF petitions govt on honorarium

IMPHAL | Mar 21 The All Manipur Village Defence Force (VDF) Welfare Association (AMVDFWA) has urged the new state government to fulfil their demands of increasing their honorarium which has been already approved by the cabinet decision last year in Decem.....

22-Mar-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Career guidance

CCPUR | Mar 21 A one day talk program on Career Guidance and Counseling organised by State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) Government of Manipur was held today at Synod Hall, IB Road. The program was attended by students from differen.....

22-Mar-2017 | Correspondent | 0 Comments

Training on rearing pigs

IMPHAL | Mar 21 Under the aegis of ICAR – NRC Directorate of Research CAU Imphal and AICRP CAU Manipur Centre today inaugurate the training programme on “Scientific Rearing of Pigs.” The training programme which was participated mainly by the farmers of.....

22-Mar-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Spectacles distributed

IMPHAL | Mar 21 Free spectacle distribution programme was organised at Loktak Power Station today as part of CSR-SD programme. The programme was inaugurated by Bedi Ram, chief engineer (in-charge) Loktak Power Station in the presence of senior officials,.....

22-Mar-2017 | Press Release | 0 Comments

Kanchan to represent state at Femina Miss India

IMPHAL | Mar 21 Miss Manipur Queen 2017 Soibam Kanchan Chanu is slated to represent Manipur in the national level Fbb Femina Miss India, 2017 to be held in Mumbai in June this year. This was announced designer Robert Naorem in a press meet held today at.....

22-Mar-2017 | Our Staff Reporter | 0 Comments

Latest Comments