Manipur video: CBI takes over case, lodges FIR


New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR to take over the probe into the alleged sexual assault incident in Manipur’s Thoubal district, where three women were stripped and paraded naked.

The video purportedly shot on May 4, showing the women being paraded naked, went viral earlier this month, resulting in a massive uproar across the country.

The case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a reference from the home ministry of India, the officials said.

The CBI has taken over the FIR registered by the Manipur Police against unidentified people in accordance with its procedure. The CBI has registered an FIR under Sections 153A, 398, 427, 436, 448, 302, 354, 364, 326, 376, 34 IPC and 25 (1-C) A Act.

So far, seven arrests have been made in the case and the mobile phone from which the video was shot has also been recovered. The CBI will now investigate the case and take custody of the accused and interrogate them. The probe agency will also record the statements of the victims and also inspect the crime scene.

Earlier on Thursday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Supreme Court that the CBI will take over the probe into the viral video case.

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