No compensation by Manipur government despite SC order: Kin

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Imphal July 18 (IANS) The Manipur government has failed to pay compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 28 persons killed in fake encounters, a member of one of the bereaved families claimed on Monday.

Khumbongmayum Lata told reporters here that the state government counsel had also misinformed the apex court that the “compensation had already been paid”.

She said that the court had ordered the Manipur government and others concerned on December 8, 2015, to pay the compensation to the affected families within four weeks.

Lata said that on July 13, the Supreme Court also ordered the government to pay an additional Rs 50,000 each to the bereaved families.

She lamented that she along with others visited the state secretariat on Monday to enquire about the matter but returned disappointed since officials could not furnish any information and were busy passing the buck.

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