Meghalaya: RRAG calls for CBI investigation into Cheristerfield encounter
The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG), the Delhi-based independent think-tank that conducts risks analysis to prevent violations of human rights, has called for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the encounter of Cheristerfield Thangkhiew.
“Only a CBI investigation can find out the truth in the incident,” said Suhas Chakma, Director of the RRAG.
According to RRAG, as per the NHRC data, between 2014-2015 to 2018-2019 Meghalaya ranked 7th in the country on police encounter deaths when 1,073 persons were killed. Chakma also stated that the high encounter rate during the period is a matter of great concern in Meghalaya given the population of the state, which stands at 30 lakhs according to the 2011 census.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)
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