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Custom officers threatens Advocate for exposing corruption

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, June 11:

A person who identified himself as one Nilakanta Singh from Naoremthong Khullem Leikai in Imphal west had reportedly threatened Advocate Chongtham Victor and his associate Amom Malemsana of dire consequences for exposing corruption in the Customs Division office, Chingmeirong recently.

Talking to Imphal Times at around 11 pm yesterday Victor said that he and his associate Malemsana have been receiving threat calls from unknown mobile number for exposing corruption at the Customs Division office Chingmeirong. The threat call fortunately was recorded and forwarded to Imphal Times.

In the call it is heard that the person who identified himself as Nilakanta Singh threatening Victor and Malemsana asking their intention of exposing what had happen on June 3, 2020 at the office of the Customs Division office. To Malemsana the person even threatened to face dead. Victor also uploaded the whole conversation at his Facebook page on his ID Victor Khaba.
Imphal Times had exposed about this news on June 4, “Custom officer asks Rs. 1 lakh for ‘Chai Paani’ for refund of deposited money

Below is the post on his Facebook  

Further investigation showed that the person Nilakanta Singh who threatened Victor and Malemsana may be an inspector of the Customs Division office, Chingmeirong.

Victor had earlier exposed a custom officer asking a sum of rupees 1(one) lakh for ‘Chai Paani’ (for tea, water) to his associate Advocate Malemsana when he visited the office of the Asst/Deputy Commissioner Customs Division, Chingmeirong in connection with a case for the release of deposited money for the seizure of a vehicle.

In a video shared to Imphal Times, an official of the Customs Division office was heard asking money saying that – gari thadokpagisidi khorsha paisa khara adum tounabani (everyone pays money for chai pani for release of vehicle).


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