UG arrested in Kairembikhok


IMPHAL, Oct 3: Security forces have arrested a UG cadre from the Kairimbikok Awang Leikai this morning.

According to a press statement of the PRO HQ IGAR (s), discovering the presence of UG cadres in the Kairembikok Awang Leikai area, a combined team of Thoubal commandos and the troops of 15 AR of 9 sector under HQ IGAR (S) conducted a cordon and search operation at area today and arrested one UNLF cadre along with one 9mm pistol, five live round and one Chinese hand grenade from the arrested cadre.

The arrested cadre has been identified as Laishram Kanta Singh alias Boro, 28 son of L Ibomcha Singh of Keirembikok Awing Leikai with cadre number 2352 and working under s/s captain Tangba, it said.

Further according to the statement, he join the group in July 2011.

The arrested cadre has been handed over to the Thoubal Police, it ended.

NCP washes dirty linen in public
IMPHAL, Oct 3 (NNN): Nationalist Congress Party, Manipur unit washes its dirty linen in public.

Against backdrop of the allegations that he had embezzled party fund, former MLA and Manipur State NCP chief who is also the former chief minister of Manipur Radhabinod Koijam (RB) today lashed out at his own partyman MLA Ibomcha accusing him of eating up of huge party funds in the last assembly election.

Radhbinod Koijam who was also the Opposition leader in the state Legislative Assembly charged NCP MLA Ibomcha that the Keishamthong as the real man who had misused the party money and not him.

“A criminal suit will be filed against Ibomcha for his absolutely groundless charges against me,” former chief minister Radhabinod Koijam threatened while interacting with the media at his residence here on Wednesday. The Nationalist Congress Party, Manipur State Unit has been locked in a serious dispute over the post of State party president following his resignation letter in March 6 this year. But the NCP chief Sharad Pawar had rejected the resignation letter. However, in April this year, Radhabonod was re-elected as State NCP president.

At the interation with the media, Radhabinod flanked by State NCP vice president Wangnukom, general secretary Md Rahimuddin and other members, said he took the decision after the party was utterly defeated in the last Manipur assembly polls. At the same time, NCP national general secretary TP Peethambaran Master had issued an order on June 22 last which said that the Manipur State NCP president Radhabinod Koijam along with the party State committee had been dissolved and formed an adhoc committee with MLA Ibomcha its convenor.

On the other hand, according to a court ruling, the adhoc committee was restricted from functioning.

Ibomcha, in response to the order, had given the main reason of the dissolution of the committee as irregularities of party fund by Radhabinod. Strongly reacting to the statment made by Ibomcha to the media, Radhabinod threatened to file a criminal suit against him. Radhabinod revealed that in the last Manipur Assembly polls, the Central NCP leaders had released Rs 2, 98, 00, 000 (two crore ninety eight lakhs) as party fund to be used as election expenditures in the polls to the 10th Manipur assembly.

MLA Ibomcha had taken Rs 18 lakh from the same amount and spent it in the polls but he mischievously informed the Election Commission of India that he had used only Rs 5 lakh, the Opposition leader accused. The former chief minister further revealed that NCP candidates like N Biren, Sekmai (SC) constituency; Aleng AS Shimray, Ukhrul (ST) constituency; Mayengbam Manihar, Wabgai constituency and N Ratan, Heingang constituency received Rs 17 lakh, 10 lakh, 20 lakh and 10.5 lakh each respectively for the polls.

The four NCP candidates of the polls had given their reports on election expenditures to the ECI that they did not receive any money from the party fund, Radhabinod added.

Radhabinod said he would hold the post of the State NCP as long as MLA Ibomcha prepares to claim it, but he would resign from the post if any partyman other than Ibomcha comes out for the post.


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