Three persons summoned over bribery in name of Manipur CM

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Imphal: Singjamei Police has summoned three persons including one woman for interrogation in connection with a viral video in social media mentioning that someone who is employed at Manipur chief minister’s secretariat takes bribe for recruitment in government job in the name of the chief minister.

The three persons were one Sorokhaibam Lukhoi alias Premjit Singh, 50, son of late S. Shyamkishwor Singh of Kakwa Sorokhaibam Leikai, Imphal West; Naorem ongbi Manglembi Devi, 55, wife of Naorem Pradeep Singh of Sangaiprou Mamang Leikai, Imphal West and Salam Kingson Singh, 46, son of late S. Ningthouremba Singh of Bhramapur Aribam Leikai, Imphal East.

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Superintendent of police, Imphal West, Ksh. Shivakanta Singh on Tuesday told reporters at his office conference hall, Imphal that the three persons were summoned by Singjamei police station for interrogation in connection with the viral video which was taken around four months back.

It was learnt that the video was shot on August 13 where in the three detainees were in conversation regarding owing of money among each others. The conversation was conducted at the residence of Kingson, he added.

It was also learnt that during 2019, Premjit owed a sum of Rs 4 lakh from Kingson for his business purposes. Premjit also owed a sum of Rs 18 lakh from one Senjam Manglem of Cachar who is the brother of Manglembi, Shivakanta said.

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Manglembi has accepted that she used the name of chief minister N. Biren Singh which is not related to their conversation. She also revealed that in her family members there is no person who had applied for government job and she has no money related matters with Premjit.

As a part of the investigation, police contacted, Manglem through phone and he also revealed that while Premjit owed money from him, Premjit did not use name of chief minister but he owed for his business matter only, the police superintendent said.

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In the viral video the three persons used one Sorokhaibam Romesh who is employed at the chief minister’s secretariat. They revealed that Romesh is an unemployed person and he is not employed at the secretariat, he added.

The police superintendent appealed the people not to create baseless videos only to get viral on social media for their vested interest. Any individual found doing similar should be reported to police.

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