SC agrees to reconstitute bench on Manipur killings

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing a matter related to extra-judicial killings in Manipur.

The order from a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi came after senior advocate Collin Gonsalves told the court that the matter had not been heard since the retirement of Justice Madan B. Lokur in December last year.

Senior advocate told the bench that the matter was being heard earlier by a bench of Justices Lokur and U.U. Lalit.

The bench assured him that it will try to reconstitute the bench. The matter relates to a probe by a SIT set up by the CBI Director to investigate the allegation of fake encounters by security forces including personnel of Manipur Police in the course of anti-insurgency operations.