Imphal: CAF& PD Minister Leishangthem Susindro has denied any link with the individual arrested along with 50 kg of opium by a team of Special Cell of Delhi Police.
The Minister also informed that an FIR has been lodged with the Cyber Crime against a Facebook account user “Phajaton Chanu” for defaming him by linking him with the arrested drug smuggler in a Facepost post.
Speaking to media persons in a press meet held at his Khurai residence on Saturday, Susindro said that a Facebook user namely Phajaton Chanu made misleading claims through a Facebook post, thereby tarnishing his image.
An FIR has been lodged against Phajaton Chanu with the Cyber Crime unit with regard to the misleading Facebook post, he said.
The Minister clarified that the person apprehended with opium in Delhi is not his brother and that he has no relationship with him.
Contending that the people of Khurai are well aware of the truth, he said that his father had a second wife and although his father has a relationship with the arrested person, he is not related to the matter in any form. The Minister also clarified that he has no contact with the arrested person.
He said that if such defamatory social media posts continue to circulate, it will not only tarnish his image but also the entire politicians. Details of the Facebook user Phajaton Chanu is yet to be identified, he said, adding that the person is a criminal who defames his image.
He also said that the defamatory social media post of the person has misled his hardwork being made in support of the War on Drugs campaign carried out under the leadership of Chief Minister N Biren.
The government launched the anbitious campaign for saving the future of the youths and to save the society from drug menace. The person was caught outside the State. Appropriate action will be taken against the individual, he added.
Susindro said that he wholeheartedly supports the War on Drugs campaign and necessary legal action will be initiated against whoever involved in drug business.