Thursday, December 8, 2022

Two cops in Manipur suspended on corruption charges


A sub-inspector (SI) and one rifleman of the Manipur police department were suspended on corruption charges and negligence on duty, an official source said on Saturday.
SI D Lalpi Vaiphei was suspended from his service by an order of the Imphal West SP Ksh Shivakanta Singh issued on October 20 while Rifleman Akoijam Ibomcha Singh under suspension by an order issued by Commandant Watham Basu of 7th Battalion Manipur Rifles on October 21.
Rifleman Akoijam Ibomcha Singh was attached to the state police headquarters and utilized at the receipt section. Departmental enquiries were contemplated against them for their grave misconduct and dereliction of duty, the orders stated.
Chief minister N Biren Singh, in a Facebook post, wrote that the two were suspended on corruption charges and negligence on duty.
During the period of suspension, the headquarters of the SI will be at Reserved Lines, Imphal West district and he will not leave his headquarters without prior permission from the SP.
A source said that the SI was recently arrested after more than 60 SIM cards were recovered from his possession which he allegedly used for taking bribes for transfer of police personnel by taking advantage of his position at the police headquarters During the suspension period, his headquarters will be 7th MR Battalion headquarters in Imphal’s Khabeisoi and he will not leave the station without prior permission from his commandant, the order stated.
Departmental enquiries have been initiated against them, the source added.

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