Manipur violence: CBI deputes 53 officers, including 29 women, for investigation

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New Delhi: The CBI on Wednesday deputed 53 officers, including 29 women officers of all ranks, to probe the Manipur violence cases. The authorities have given this information. He informed that 3 Deputy Inspector General rank officers including women officers Lolly Katyar and Nirmala Devi will lead their respective teams to investigate cases of violence in the state.

He said all the officers will report to Joint Director Ghanshyam Upadhyay who will oversee investigations in various cases. More than 160 people have been killed and hundreds injured since the ethnic violence erupted in the state on May 3.

The violence began when a ‘tribal solidarity march’ was organized to protest against the demand for Scheduled Tribe status for the majority Meiti community in the hill districts. Metis make up about 53 percent of Manipur’s total population and live mostly in the Imphal Valley, while tribal Nagas and Kukis make up 40 percent and live mostly in the hill districts.

Recovery of looted weapons will stop violence: Gogoi

Earlier, Congress Deputy Leader in Lok Sabha Gaurav Gogoi had said on Wednesday that there will be no peace in Manipur until the looted 6000 modern weapons and six lakh cartridges are recovered. Gogoi said that the arms and ammunition were recovered from the security forces and would be used on the civilians of the state. Violence has been going on in Manipur since May 3. (input language)

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