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Another fake encounter claimed in Manipur

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 11, 2009

Imphal, Sept 10 (PTI) As protests rocked Manipur over the July 23 alleged “fake encounter” here, locals claimed that two of the six persons killed in another alleged encounter at Awang Khunou in Imphal West district were also “innocent”.

A spokesperson of Hodam Leirak Club in Imphal West district told reporters yesterday that two of the six persons killed in the alleged encounter on Tuesday were “innocent”.

The spokesperson identified them as Kshetrimayum Govind (28) and Ngasepam Danny (25) and said they were mobile phone sellers.

Officials claimed that police commandos at the Imphal West police station were patrolling the Awang Khunou area when they were fired upon by militants late Tuesday night. An encounter followed in which the six militants were killed.

The sources said one M16 rifle, 62 rounds of ammunition, three 9mm pistols, one motorcycle and one Tata sumo were recovered from the spot.


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