A CBI staff led by Special Director Ajay Bhatnagar reached Imphal to investigate the “kidnapping and killing” of two college students days after they went lacking.
A CBI staff led by Special Director Ajay Bhatnagar reached Imphal Wednesday afternoon to investigate the “kidnapping and killing” of two college students days after they went lacking, sources stated. Photos of the our bodies of the 2 college students — Phijam Hemjit (20) and Hijam Linthoingambi (17) — who’ve been lacking since July 6, have been shared extensively on social media on Monday, sparking contemporary rounds of protests in the state.
The focus of the company will likely be figuring out the scene of the crime, retrieving the our bodies and nailing the perpetrators, the sources stated. The staff will meet senior police and authorities officers and undergo native intelligence concerning the tragic incident, they stated.
The state authorities in session with the house ministry referred the matter to the CBI which instantly dispatched a staff of officers led by the company’s second in command Bhatanagar to probe the crime.
Another senior officer, Joint Director Ghanshyam Upadhyay, who’s tenting in Imphal, additionally joined the staff on arrival, the sources stated. The staff includes officers who’ve experience in particular crime, crime scene recreation, interrogation and technical surveillance. It can even have specialists from the CBI’s elite Central Forensic Science Laboratory, the sources stated.
One of the 2 photographs purportedly confirmed the scholars with two armed males and the opposite was of two our bodies. Police had beforehand stated the whereabouts of the 2 weren’t recognized and their cell phones have been discovered switched off. The final location of their cell phones was traced to Lamdan, close to the winter flower vacationer spot in Churachandpur district, police had stated.
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In a submit on X, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh stated on Tuesday: “In light of the distressing news that emerged yesterday regarding the tragic demise of the missing students, I want to assure the people of the state that both the state and central government are closely working together to nab the perpetrators.”
He stated the presence of the CBI officers in the state “underscores the commitment of our authorities to swiftly resolve this matter”. “I have been constantly in touch with Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri @AmitShah ji to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Singh stated.
Security personnel have been placed on alert and extra measures taken to stop any incident following the photographs of the deceased college students going viral, a senior officer stated. The authorities has assured those that “swift and decisive action will be taken against all those involved in the kidnapping and killing of Phijam Hemjit and Hijam Linthoingambi”.