2011 Manipur road rage case: Supreme Court seeks replies from Manipur govt, Centre involving Biren Singh's son

The Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and the Manipur government on a plea by parents of Irom Roger, a Manipuri youth who was killed in a road rage case in 2011 by Ajay Meetai, son of present Chief Minister Biren Singh. The parents of the deceased youth alleged that they fear for their safety.

PTI May 22, 2017 13:54:43 IST
2011 Manipur road rage case: Supreme Court seeks replies from Manipur govt, Centre involving Biren Singh's son

New Delhi: On Monday, the Supreme Court has sought responses from the Centre and the Manipur government on a plea by parents of a youth who was killed in a road rage case in 2011 by Ajay Meetai, the son of present Chief Minister N Biren Singh.

The parents of the deceased youth alleged that they fear for their safety.

2011 Manipur road rage case Supreme Court seeks replies from Manipur govt Centre involving Biren Singhs son

File image of Biren Singh. PTI

A vacation bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha asked the Union home secretary and the Chief Secretary of Manipur to respond by 29 May on the plea by Irom Chitra Devi, mother of Irom Roger, who was killed by Meetai.

Meetai, son of the chief minister, has been awarded five years jail term under section 304 (culpabale homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC for firing at Roger in a road rage incident on 20 March, 2011.

Roger had allegedly not allowed Meetai to overtake him in his SUV. The incident irked Meetai who fired at Roger who later died. The plea, filed through advocate Utsav Bains, alleged that the parents of the victim were fearing for their safety in the state ruled by BJP through Biren Singh.

Moreover, no lawyer was willing to appear on their behalf in the high court which is hearing the appeal against conviction.

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