Inaction of govt on SI/CDO arrested in drug case in 2013 unfortunate: AMSU

Inaction of govt on SI/CDO arrested in drug case in 2013 unfortunate: AMSU

TMB Report

Imphal: The All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) has stated that it is very unfortunate that the state government is yet to take up an action till now against Sub Inspector of CDO, Imphal East Bheisamayum Debson Singh, who was arrested in connection with a drugs haul case of more than Rs. 3 crore worth on April 28, 2013.

In a press release of AMSU signed by its Publicity and Information Secretary Lhunpao Lupheng, it was stated that SI B. Debson Singh was charged of involvement in connection with the drug smuggling case on August 16, 2020. Unfortunately, his name was included among the recipients of the Chief Minister Medal for Gallantry Award, 2020. The state government earlier had given an assurance that it will take action but yet to do so which is very unfortunate. The people can lose their trust in the state government because it spoke something with its mouth and performed in a totally different way, the press release stated. 

The gallantry medal award announced for SI B. Debson Singh was later withdrawn as per order issued by the Joint Secretary (Home). On that same day. SI B. Debson Singh and Inspector Reader to SP, Imphal east were immediately suspended from the post. And also said that, an “Enquiry Committee” led by IGP (Int) K. Radheshyam Singh was formed.

Also, as per order issued from the DGP, Manipur, LM. Khaute said that an enquiry committee was formed and it was clearly written in the order that a report of the matter must be submitted within a week.

The AMSU on August 17, 2020, submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Manipur Dr. A. Najma Heptullah appealing to form a “High Level Independent Enquiry Committee” led by none less than a retired Judge of High court to investigate about the incident in a right way. The memorandum copy was submitted to CM and DGP too.

The students’ union on August 19, 2020 again put pressure on to ensure that the proposed High Level Enquiry Committee was constituted. But instead of turning their demands into action, on August 20, 2020, a summon from Imphal police station came to AMSU HQ in the name of its president and secretary general. After three weeks, an application was submitted on September 5, 2020 to DGP LM. Khaute to make public the enquiry report.

In conclusion, it said that it is already more than half a month but no positive response has come. So on October 3, 2020, a memorandum was submitted to PM Narendra Modi for a speedy enquiry on the said matter. The same memorandum was submitted to the Home Minister. The students’ body appealed to all citizens that it is the right time to take responsibility for standing firmly together to bring further development of the state, delivering a right justice and end all the devilish activities. 

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