CJM transfers murder case to Session Judge

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, May 22 : The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal West today put up the case against accused Khulem Jiten and Chesam Abdul Salam before the Session Judge for the murder of  Khulem Tomba at Langol Punshi Leikai on July 27 last year.
The victim Khulem Tomba of Langol Punshi Leikai is an uncle of Khulem Jiten who was earlier sentenced to life imprisonment by the Session Judge of Imphal West on September 18 last year in yet another murder case of an uncle Khulem Krishnamohan and attempting to murder another uncle Khulem Priyobarta in the evening of June 30, 2015.
Khulem Tomba who is presently lodged at Sajiwa Central Jail while the co accused Cheasam Abdul Salam who is on bail appeared before the Court today.
Relevant papers of the charge sheet were furnished to the accused by the Court.
Khulem Jiten prayed for time as he is yet to engage his own counsel for the trial.
The Court in reply pointed out that the matter has been pending on the same ground and the only requirement is to take proceedings of a murder case which is exclusively triable by the Session Judge Court.
A legal aid counsel of the Court then represented Khulem Jiten for committal hearing today.
Court heard in length and also perused the record and put up the case before the Court of Session Judge of Imphal West for trial.
It may be mentioned that the accused allegedly murdered his uncle Khulem Tomba on July 27 last year while he was out on bail in connection with the previous case of murdering another uncle and injuring another for which the Session Court of Imphal West had awarded life imprisonment.