SDO Dr Kishan murder verdict on Jan 18

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IMPHAL, January 13: The fate of Hopson Ningshen, a self-styled lieutenant colonel of NSCN-IM involved in the triple murder case of Dr Kishan and his two subordinates in 2009 will be known on January 18.

The verdict of the case will be pronounced on January 18 by the Special CBI Court.

The CBI registered a case in connection with the triple murder of sub-divisional officer (SDO) of Kasom Khullen, Ukhrul district Dr Kishan and his two subordinate staff, Token, a Mandal, and driver Rajen after the case was handed over to the investigating agency on January 31, 2010. The final hearing and argument of the case was completed recently in the Special CBI Court after a three-year long trial.

SDO Dr Kishan and the two staff abducted by NSCN (IM) found hacked to death at Taphou along National Highway-2 (Imphal-Dimapur road) on February 17, 2009.

“We hope Hopson Ningshen will get harsher punishment for the brutal killing case,” said the joint action committee (JAC) against the killing of Dr Kishan, Token and Rajen on Monday.

Terming the killing as a terrorist act, the JAC in a press statement said it has convened a public meeting on January 15 at Mapari Ningshingkol, Uripok Machin to take a firm decision ahead of the pronouncement of the judgment.

It appealed to all senior citizens, activists, academicians, legal professionals, civil societies, administrators, student bodies, club organizations, and press/media to attend the above meeting.

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