IMPHAL, August 28: A prosecution witness (PW) was cross examined today by the district & session Judge, Manipur West, in the infamous kidnapping and subsequent murder of Lungnila Elizabeth, daughter of RD&PR Minister Francis Ngajokpa.
The PW has been identified as G Yaima Sharma, a member of the then Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was constituted by the authority concerned before the case was handed over to the Central Bureau Investigation (CBI).
On November 4, 2003 Lungnila Elizabeth was reportedly kidnapped and the Lamphel police station concerned lodged a case the next day FIR no.181(11) 2003 LPL PS u/s 364A/368/400/302/384IPC.
However, with the case gradually becoming complicated a SIT unit was constituted headed Bijoy Singh and the same was transferred to SIT of Manipur police department vide DGP, order No. IC/11/76/2003-PHQ dated 12-11-2003.
Bijoy Singh the then additional SP (Prosecution) Binoy Singh, was the head of the SIT.