Manipur ethnic clashes : SC constitutes high-powered committee of ex-HC Judges

New Delhi, (UNI)
The Supreme Court on Monday constituted a highpowered committee of retired high court judges to
monitor the investigations in the ethnic clashes in Manipur.

A bench of the Supreme Court, headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dr Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, passed the order. The team of retired High Court Judges includes; Geeta Mittal, Shalini
P Joshi and Asha Menon to oversee measures for relief, rehabilitation, rebuilding homes, the Apex Court
said, in its order.

A detailed order is expected to be uploaded in the Supreme Court website in the evening. The Apex Court said all adequate security should be provided for the committee headed by Justice (retd) Mittal.

On the investigation of the cases of rape and sexual assault, the Top Court directed that there shall be five officers of at least Deputy SP rank who will be brought into the CBI from various states, the Top Court said, in its order.

These officers will also be functioning within the four corners of the infrastructure and administrative
structure of the CBI, it said. The State government is handling the situation at a very mature level, and we are keeping a close look at the situation. We are very concerned, the Attorney General (AG), R Venkataramani, the country’s top law officer, told the CJI led bench. The State Government told the Apex Court that all 12 FIRs invol ving crime against women will go to CBI.

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