IMPHAL, December 22: The Satyabhama murder case which was shrouded in much controversy has thrown a new twist after the main accused in the murder case petitioned the court that he has been wrongly implicated by the police.
The petition, moved at the High Court of Manipur by the main accused Kshetrimayum Biju alias Holendro, has challenged the case filed against him citing that the first information report is faulty and the charge sheet has been framed by concealing and suppressing the material facts of the case.
The petition appealed that the case built up against the accused is based on falsehood and is fabricated and hence prayed for re-investigation to be taken up by the CBI and quashing the charges of rape and murder alleged upon Biju by the Special Investigation Team.
The case be taken up in the interest of the criminal justice delivery system and that the accused was falsely implicated by the police and prayed that such charges are not framed, otherwise it will tantamount to abuse of the process of court.
It mentioned that a grave injustice has been done to Biju and the connected FIR case number 24(4)2013 Irilbung police station under section 302/34/120-B of the Indian Penal Code is a faulty and tainted investigation.
The petition was filed in the High Court of Manipur on December 16, 2013 and admitted by the Court on the same day.
Then, on December 19 last, the case was listed in the cause list of the Court under case number Cril.(P) 21 of 2013 by the single bench of the concerned court by Justice N Kotishwar. The respondents of the case additional superintendent of police (Ops) Imphal East, M Rajen Singh and three members of the SIT team were issued notice that the counter affidavit should be filed to the Court within four weeks.
It may be mentioned that N Seityabhama Devi was found dead at Loumanbi Leikon of Khongman Bashikhong on April 4, 2013. The main accused is Ksh Biju Meitei, 28,a resident of Irilbung Bazar, while the other accused are Toijam James alias Aboi, 27, a resident of Thambalkhong Sabal Leikai and Thoudam Jiban Singh,27, of Irilbung Machahal.
It may be mentioned that the statement of the police that Satyabhama was murdered by Biju and her body was loaded and disposed at the Loumanbi Leikon in a two wheeler (Mahindra Rodeo) was challenged by some organizations on the ground that it was not feasible and more than one culprit must have been involved in the said crime.