On Wednesday 16 August the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has set up a 53-members team to probe cases, including those of violence and sexual assault in violence hit Manipur.
According to the report, among the total 53 members, 29 are women members, including three DIG rank- officers, two additional SPs, six DSPs, 16 inspectors and 10 sub-inspector, which are drawn from CBI units across the country.
On July 29, the central agency had taken over the investigation into the sexual assault case in which two women were stripped, paraded naked and assaulted, with one of them gang-raped by a mob in Manipur on May 4.
The CBI’s special investigation team is already probing six other cases of violence in Manipur and the loot of weapons from state armouries.
More than 160 people have lost their lives in the ethnic clashes which erupted between Meitei and Kuki communities on May 3. The violence took place after a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill districts to protest the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status