CBI has sent 3 DIGs and 1 Superintendent of Police to supervise the investigation into the Manipur violence.
The names of the DIG officers are Nirmala Devi, Lovely Katiyar and Mohit Gupta. Joint Director Ghanshyam Upadhyay will oversee the entire investigation process of the Manipur violence. Will report to Superintendent of Police Rajveer Ghanshyam Upadhyay.
Two additional women police superintendents, 6 women deputy superintendents, 16 inspectors and 10 sub-inspectors will also be part of the team investigating the Manipur violence.
Manipur Violence Update
Security forces have recovered 8 arms, 112 rounds of bullets and 6 explosives in several districts of Manipur.
Mostly when cases related to violence in any state are handed over to the CBI, the CBI depends on that state police for providing manpower.
But the CBI does not want the involvement of state police in the Manipur violence investigation. CBI don't want any allegation of biasness in the Manipur violence investigation.
17 cases related to Manipur violence have been handed over to CBI. CBI has registered 8 cases associated with Manipur violence, including two related to sexual harassment of women in Manipur.
Officials say that more cases may come to the CBI in which cases of harassment against women will also be included.
There are about 3.8 million people in Manipur, in which there are three major communities - Meitei, Naga and Kuki. The Naga-Kuki practice Christianity and the Meitei mostly follow Hinduism.
The demand of the Meitei community is that the Meitei community should also get the status of a tribe. The Meitei community also filed a petition in the High Court for this.
The Meitei community had argued that Meitei had the status of a tribe at the time of the merger of Manipur with India in 1949.
The High Court talked about including Meitei in the Scheduled Tribes (ST). The remaining two Naga-Kuki tribes are opposed to giving reservation to the Meitei community.