Supreme Court to Hear Central Government’s Plea for Transfer of Manipur Sexual Assault Case Trial

Ten News Network

Galgotias Ad

New Delhi, July 31, 2023: The Supreme Court is set to hear the central government’s plea to transfer the trial of the Manipur sexual assault case, which has garnered widespread attention and outrage.

The case involves the horrifying incident of two women from the Kuki community who were stripped naked and paraded by a mob of Meitei men in Manipur, causing immense tension in the violence-hit region.

The disturbing incident came to light after a video surfaced on social media platforms on May 4, exposing the brutality faced by the two women. Following the outcry, the Manipur police registered a case against unidentified armed individuals, charging them with abduction, gang rape, and murder at Nongpol Sekmai police station in Thoubal district on May 18.

In response to the grave nature of the case, the Supreme Court took suo moto cognizance of the Manipur violence on July 20. Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, who is leading the bench, condemned the incident, describing it as the “grossest of constitutional abuse.”

The matter was initially scheduled to be heard on July 28, but due to the Chief Justice’s health concerns, it was deferred. Now, the apex court will consider the central government’s plea to transfer the trial of the viral video case to ensure a fair and impartial process.

In an affidavit filed by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, the central government informed the court that the case has been transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), emphasizing their “zero-tolerance towards any crimes against women.” The government further urged the court to move the trial outside the state and expedite the proceedings, seeking completion within six months for the entire case related to the violence in Manipur, including the gang-rape case.

As the nation awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on this critical matter, the focus remains on seeking justice for the victims and ensuring that such heinous acts are dealt with firmly and swiftly. The court’s verdict will play a crucial role in upholding the principles of justice and accountability in cases of violence against women.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.