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Manipur women video: Centre directs CBI to probe incident, urges Supreme Court to transfer case out of state

The Union government on Friday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the video related to two women, who were paraded naked and subjected to sexual violence in ethnic violence-hit state of Manipur.

As per the Centre, the government of Manipur had given it’s approval to the decision.

The Union of India on Thursday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, requesting the Apex Court to transfer the trial out of Manipur to any other state.

It further sought direction from the top court of the country to complete the trial within six months of filing the charge sheet.

Filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, the affidavit said that the Central government has taken several remedial measures to support the victims.

Claiming that it had ‘zero tolerance’ towards crimes against women, the Centre claimed in the affidavit that seven persons have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The government of Manipur had recommended a CBI probe into the incident earlier this month.

On May 4, two women allegedly belonging to the Kuki tribe, were paraded naked at B Phainom village of Kangpokpi district in Manipur. One of the women was allegedly gangraped by the mob, which mainly comprised members of the Meitei community.

Video of the incident, had recently gone viral, sending shockwaves across the country.

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