No IRB involved in Luwangshangbam tobacco case


Imphal: Police could not establish involvement of IRB personnel in the Luwangshangbam tobacco case.

In a press statement by Officer in Charge of Heingang Police Station, the investigation team examined local people including daughter-in-law of Laishram Purnima Devi (70) w/o (L) L. Birachandra Singh of Luwangshangbam Mamang Leikai – from whose residence the tobacco were seized. “On her examination, the involvement of uniform personnel like IRB could not be established,” the statement added.

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In connection with the case, Waikhom Punibati (42) and her husband Waikhom Sanayaima (57) of Luwangsangbam Mamang Leikai, Rambali Mahato (37) s/o Suraj Mahota of Masajid Road and Santosh Gupta (35) s/o Siyaram Shah of Batoliya, Chitambari, Bihar presently staying at Thangal Bazar were arrested. However, they were released on bail, the statement added.


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