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Customs Asst Commissioner was released on bail after real owner of the ammunitions turns up

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Imphal, Dec 24

Assistant Commissioner of Customs RK Darnedrajit who was recently arrested after a raid by Anti Corruption Branch of CBI was released on bail by the Duty Magistrate, Imphal East after the bullets confiscated during the raid were claimed by their rightful owners.

According to a source with Imphal Times, the raid was conducted as RK Darnedrajit was suspected to have amass wealth and asset more than his income. The raid was conducted at his residence Brahmapur Laljilakpa Leikai and his office and found a .32 Service pistol issued in his name and an excess of 20 bullets and 350 bullets of .22 Pistol whereas he was allowed to possess only 6 bullets of his issued Pistol. In this connection, the CBI team lodged a complaint with Imphal East District police and was arrested under Arms Act.

Further this source discloses that the excess bullets of .32 pistol which were in possession with RK Darnedrajit was of his onetime close college friend,  Manibabu Likmabam of Khongman and working as Programme Executive of DDK Imphal. The said bullets were left at the residence of Darnedrajit on the 19th of this month wherein the two had dinner together and Manibabu didn’t want to carry the bullets with him as it was late. In this connection, Manibabu has produced Gun License and Cash memo for the bullets. Also, Darnedrajit used to be the General Secretary of Manipur Rifle Association. The .22 bullets which were in possession of him happens to be the property of Manipur Rifle Association and several documents pertaining with the Association are with him and are waiting for a General Body meeting to surrender the said bullets and documents. In this regard, Manipur Rifle Association has sent a letter to the Imphal East Police station supporting Darnedrajit’s claim. The court taking in view of all this new development, has released RK Darnedrajit on bail.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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