SC asks Manipur government if it closed the cases of rape and sexual assault against army men because it didn't get any help from the army
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday criticized the Centre and the Manipur government for not probing cases of rape and sexual assault, allegedly committed by army men.
“Is it true that you may have alleged rapists in the army," the court asked attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, who was appearing for the Indian Army.
“Did you close the case because you didn’t get any help from army or is your helplessness a tacit understanding you have with the forces," the court asked the Manipur government.
A bench comprising justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit was hearing a batch of pleas on stalled investigation into allegations against armed forces in areas under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).