Imphal, July 25,
4 state police commando personnel attached to Jiribam Police station who were caught red handed by Assam police from Jirighat area along with huge consignment of narcotic drugs on July 22 were brought back by some top officials of Jiribam Police on bail and relieved from the Police Station today to their respective post.
A case has been registered at the Jirighat Police Station of Assam but it is still yet to confirm whether the Home department of the Manipur government has taken up any case against the 4 police commando personnel. A source close to Imphal Times said that another kingpin who smuggled the drugs with the four state police commando is at large. The source said that state police is yet to take up a case against the four police personnel.
According to report appeared in Sichar based Bangali vernacular daily “Prantojyoti”, the 4 Manipur Police commando were apprehended on July 22, by the Assam Police from Jirighat Check post while they were coming in a Gypsy Vehicle bearing registration No. MN- 01W- 3491.
Source from Assam Police said that the 4 police commando were apprehended after being reported by a person identified as Kartik Deb pf Jirighat. As per his report to Jirighat police, the four Manipur Police commando who were in an official Gypsy stopped him at Lalpani area of Cachar district Assam while he was on his way back at his home from Silchar in his car. The Police commando then asked him to carry a black bag the police commando allegedly slapped him and forcibly put the bag inside his car.
Out of fear Kartik Deb rode carried the bag but directly drived to Jirighat police station and reported about the incident as well as handover the bag to the police.
While Jirighat police enquired they found, the bag to have been filled with huge consignment of narcotic drugs. It was after that the Assam Police apprehended the four police commando were apprehended at Jiribam Check post while they were coming in the police Gypsy, the report added.
After the news about the arrest of the four police commando around 30 -35 Manipur Police personnel headed by the Addl. Superintendent of Police, Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Officer-in- Charge (O.C) of Jiribam District Police station as well as in-charge of Jiribam Police commando rushed to Jirighat police station and make an effort to discharge them forcibly.
As the number of police personnel was low at Jirighat Police station the Officer-in-charge of Jirighat police reported the matter to Superintendent of Police, Cachar District. Later, on the instruction of S.P, Cachar District additional SSB jawans and police personnel from Lakhipur police station rushed to Jirighat police and subdue the effort of Jiribam police.
The 4 apprehended commando personnel of Manipur police were identified as – Arun Singh (37 yrs), Constable No. 090891 a residence of Kakching District; Havaldar Rajiv Singh (32) a residence of Kakching District; S. Basanta Singh (29) Rifleman No. 0770090 a residence of Thoubal District; Y. Nanda Kumar Singh (34), Constable No. 0908399 a residence of Thoubal District.
All the four were released on bail and the Jiribam Police relieve them from the police station to their respective police station. Report said that they may report their joining to their respective police station probably today.