Two power employees arrested on Lokayukta endorsed probe

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Imphal: Two persons have been arrested on Thursday in connection with embezzlement of huge amount of public money from project funds.

They were arrested in connection with FIR No. 4(02)2022 CB-PS u/s 7(b)/13PC Act & 120-B/34 IPC by SP Kakching Shri Shrey Vats, IPS who is the 10 of the case as appointed by the Lokayukta, Manipur.

The two arrested persons were Aribam Rajendra Sharma, the then A.E. of Lokchao sub-station, at present, re-engaged as DGM/Transmission Div. No. III, MSPCL ( Manipur State Power Company Limited) and Okram Yaiskul Singh, the then S.0 Transmission Construction Div. No. 1 (retired).

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The two have been remanded to police custody of seven days by the Special Judge ( Lokayukta), Manipur.

The case pertains to Embezzlement of huge amount of public money from the fund for the project i.e construction of 2x1MVA sub-station at Chakpi Karong along with associated 33 kV line (for 45 kms) and related civil work on Turn-Key basis under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources(NLCPR) Scheme by causing major changes to the project in an unauthorized manner and also by doing illegal activities in the name of executing the project.

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The FIR in the case was lodged after a detailed enquiry into the case by the Lokayukta , Manipur.

It is also learnt that the main accused of the case, N. Sarat Singh, the then  chief engineer (power) now re-engaged as managing director, MSPCL has absconded to Bengaluru on Wednesday by violating his interim anticipatory bail condition laid down in the court order dated February 14. He has retired as chief engineer ( power), Manipur after serving for five years in 2014 and has since been serving as the nanaging director of MSPCL for the last seven years, a government statement said.

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