Thoubal, June 2: Transport contractors have categorically refuted the claims made by Manipuri Students’ Federation that the PDS items found in the godown of Maisnam Bimola at Sangaiprou were stocked by businessmen for selling it latter in the black market.
Addressing a press conference on the matter, a representative of the firms in concern, Elangbam Enterprises and Soraisam Enterprises, clarified that the PDS items consisting mainly rice, were stocked temporary by the FCS as the godowns of FCS were full.
He backed up his claims by exhibiting photo copies of the official order authorizing the temporary dumping of the PDS items at the private godown.
He contradicted the MSF on the volume of PDS items found inside the private godown asserting that altogether 2700 quintals of PDS items were stocked there and not 2506 quintals as announced by the student’s organization. If any deficit is discovered in the volume of PDS items then the missing amount will be recoverable from the MSF.
Disproving the vandalism by volunteers of MSF during the raid at the godown yesterday afternoon, he castigated the former for resorting to goondaism and asked them to verify facts in the future before taking up actions with repercussions.
The contractors made a threat that the police will be approached with a request to arrest the volunteers of MSF for their illegal activities committed at the godown.