HRLN Director apologizes for false report


Original Source: The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL Feb 21: Director of Human Rights Law Network , Meihoubam Rakesh has expressed regret for issuing distorted and false press releases regarding payment of financial assistance under Indira Awaj Yojana in Thoubal District.

The director tenders apology for causing inconvenience to district authorities of Thoubal district due to publication of the said press release which was duly carried as a news item on the February 19 issues of major news publications. Rakesh further clarified that the distorted facts was inadvertently included in the press release of HRLN due to bonafide mistake while reporting the incident of an IAY beneficiary ,namely Potsangbam Sobita Devi of Wangjing Tekcha Leikai of Thouabl District.

The Director further clarified that the DC , and the Executive Director , DRDA of Thoubal are not related to the said incident as reported by HRLN. Also, Executive Director DRDA Thoubal is not the DC of Thoubal as reported. The Executive Director did not summon P Sobita on February 17 and no compensation was awarded by the Executive Director DRDA to Sobita.The payment was however done at the office of the Block Development Officer ,Thoubal.

Update (February 22): This  is related to the news  DC compensates IAY scam victim


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