Forensic report on July 23 fake encounter case submitted to probe panel

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IMPHAL, Oct 6: The Central Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi, has today submitted its report on the photographs published in the Tehelka magazine that exposed the heinous crime of Manipur police commandos involved in the BT Road firing incident of July 23 last year to the Justice PG Agarwal Inquiry Commission which is probing the incident.
Upon receipt of the forensic report, the Commission has also summoned Inspector of CDO Imphal West H. Devendra and Additional SP (CDO) who were the officers-in-charge at the time of outrageous incident to appear before the Commission in its next sitting to be held at Hotel Imphal on October 27.
The report of the Central Forensic Science Labo`ratory was submitted to the Commission in a sealed envelope along with a forwarding letter.
The counsels of the CDO and police department has sought some time to look into the report and urged the Commission to cross-examine the officials and scientists of the Central Forensic Science Laboratory.
In the meantime, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), has added another inputs to the ongoing hearing of the Commission by submitting the recently completed charge-sheet containing 23 pages along with 492 pages of other related documents compiled by the CBI following completion of  its investigation to the Justice PG Agarwal Enquiry Commission.
It may be mentioned that the Inquiry Commission was set up by the state government to probe the July 23 BT Road firing incident.
In a span of one year, the Commission has already taken the testimonies of many witnesses including police personnel and journalists of Tehelka magazine, which published a series of photographs exposing the heinous act, ostensibly by Manipur police commandos in the July 23 BT Road firing incident.
The CBI has also charge-sheeted nine accused police personnel including former OC of Imphal City Police Y Munal and CDO Inspector H. Devendra.
The accused personnel have been granted bail by the CJM Imphal West and their trial is likely to begin from November.

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