Imphal, June 16:
Police has registered an FIR against a person who identified himself as official of the Custom Division Imphal based on the complaint by two advocates who complained at Lamphel Police station and Sekmai Police station. The matter was informed to Imphal Times by District Superintendent of Imphal West K. Meghachandra over phone.
Advocate Chongtham Victor and his colleague Amom Malemsana after receiving threat call from a person claiming to be an official of the Custom Division Office Chingmeirong lodged two separate complaints at Sekmai Police station and Lamphel Police station. The two advocates received threat call on mobile phone on the late evening of June 10. Both were threatened at the cost of their life for exposing corruption in the office of the Custom Division Chingmeirong.
The matter was seriously taken by the All Manipur Bar Association and a complaint has been lodged to the Chief Secretary, Special Secretary and the Superintendent of Police Imphal West to take up appropriate legal action against the culprit(s) and also to protect the lawyers on duty so that they may discharge their duties without fear.
The complaint application submitted to the government authority signed by Okram Nutankumar Singh, Joint Secretary, AMBA mentioned the series of events that occurred after Advocate Victor and his colleague Advocate Amom Malemsana exposed corruption in Custom Division Office Chingmeirong.
The life threat to Victor and Malemsana has been consider as a threat to all lawyer community of the state.
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