New Delhi, August 1, 2023: As per media reports The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday expressed serious concern over the “lethargic” pace of the investigation in Manipur and said that there is an “absolute breakdown of law and order machinery” in the state.
According to the report published in India Today, The Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud remarked that the investigation has been marred by a lack of progress, with no arrests made despite significant time having passed.
Observing that the prevailing law and order situation in Manipur has raised questions about the functioning of constitutional machinery, the top court asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to appear before it in person at 2 pm on August 7 (Monday).
CJI DY Chandrachud pointed out that the probe had been remarkably lethargic, with little to no headway made in terms of arrests or concrete results.
The top court said that the state police is “incapable” of conducting the investigation into the matter.
It also questioned why fewer arrests have been made so far despite registering more than 6,000 FIRs.