Following a fresh investigation the CBI today summoned Thounaojam Herojit, the police constable who had earlier disclosed that he shot Sanjit under the instruction of an officer.
Talking to the reporters Herojit said, “I am very surprised and hope the judgment will come soon by reopening the case”.
Sanjit and Rabina were killed by police commandos in Imphal’s crowded BT Road in July, 2009. Herojit claimed that he had executed the order given by then additional SP (Imphal West) Akoijam Jhalajit Singh. With the CBI reopening the case, Jhalajit, who is believed to have ordered the killing, has obtained an interim anticipatory bail from the district and sessions court, Imphal West, on 16th Feb 2017. Jhalajit applied for anticipatory bail fearing arrest by the CBI as he has been summoned by the central investigating agency at its New Delhi headquarters on Friday. The district and sessions court has granted him interim anticipatory bail till March 2. Jhalajit, now serving as the commandant of the second battalion of IRB, may visit New Delhi in the next couple of days. The CBI reopened the case following an appeal made by Sanjit’s mother Taratombi Devi in view of the disclosure made by Herojit.
The CBI summoned Herojit and started questioning regarding the incident today at CBI Office Imphal.