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Authority fails to take action against Goon’s interference in maintenance of Manipur Bhavan, Kolkata

Written By: / Monday, 26 October 2020 17:14

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Imphal, Oct 26:

Kolkata’s Manipur Bhavan which is being run for the safety of Manipuri travellers outside the state today is no longer consider as a safe zone for Manipuris as it is often interfered by goon’s in connivance with some contract employees and are giving hindrance to its maintenance.

Eye witness told Imphal Times that a contract employee had even threatened the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) when told not to interfere in the running of the Manipur Bhavan.

Earlier in middle week of December 2019, some other goons who stayed violating the guidelines allegedly kidnapped a relative of the Chief Minister of Manipur for ransom. The relative of the Chief Minister was however rescued and 5 suspected persons were arrested in connection with the kidnapping case.

There were complaints of many people being ill treated by some contract staff, however the matter even though reached the ear of the DRC fails to take any action against the staff as local goons of Kolkata came in support of the contract employees.

Source said that there are report of some staffs doing contract work by threatening the authority without maintaining quality control.

A person identified as Richard Khumanlambam and some of his company runs some unethical firms and are doing many supply and renovation work by intimidating the present DRC. Source said that no proper procedures for allotment of the works have been conducted.

When Imphal Times reporter drilled the matter, it comes to our knowledge that even an FIR has been lodged against Richard Khumanlambam for his alleged misconduct to the superior officer. Imphal Times reporter also finds that even the billing of such work done by those firms by intimidating the higher authority of the Manipur Bhavan.

For reason best known, the DRC has not taken any action against the said employee. The matter has also been reported to the GAD of the Government of Manipur but no action has been taken so far.

Mention may be made that among the five arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a relative of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, one is a relative of the said contract employee  Richard Khumanlambam.

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Rinku Khumukcham

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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