Author:Rashmi Joshi

The Supreme Court earlier had asked the Central government to explore the provision of providing safety and security to a family from Manipur allegedly being threatened at the behest of the state’s Chief Minister N Biren Singh, whose son Ajay Meetai is involved in a 2011 road rage case. The mother of the deceased, Irom Chitra Devi, had moved the apex court seeking protection to them in the same. However, a vacation bench of the apex court headed by Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri and also comprising Justice Deepak Gupta also observed, “A person cannot dare to make an allegation against the Chief Minister without any reason.”Meetai was earlier awarded five years jail term under section 304 (culpabale homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) by a Manipur trial court for firing at Roger in a road rage incident on March 20, 2011.

The case was earlier pending in the state High Court.The victim, Irom Roger, was allegedly killed in 2011 when he did not allow Meetai’s (convict) SUV to take over. On 29 May 2017 the Manipur trial court has ordered jail for Ajai Meetai .This result has come days after Supreme Court sought response from the centre regarding the case.

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