Constables` recruitment and allegation of daylight robbery by Cdos cases under departmental probes: Gaikhangam


IMPHAL, October 25: The State government has initiated a thorough inquiry into the recruitment process of police constable through the Home department, deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam told media persons regarding a recent order of the Governor which had halted the ongoing viva voce test for recruitment of 2000 police constables.

The viva voce of the recruitment process was halted following alleged complaints of irregularities from various quarters.

Speaking to media persons in the sidelines of a film release function at the Manipur Film Development Corporation, Gaikhangam who also holds the Home portfolio said a departmental enquiry has been initiated against the process so as to clear all doubts of the public regarding irregularities.

The government, he said is trying hard to clear all doubts of the public.

Follow up actions will be taken up once the departmental enquiry report is received, he added.

On being pressed against the reported daylight extortion committed by police Commandos from a civilian, the Home minister said the police department has undertaken an investigation on the issue.

He said the man who has alleged victimization by the police Commandos should also co-operate in the investigation.

If the report of the investigation find anyone involved in such activity, they will not be spared, he added.

Gaikhangam also said the MLA Nasir who is also the local representative of the alleged victim, accompanied by the State DGP had also convened a meeting on the issue with the Chief Minister at the CM`™s Secretariate hall.

On the other hand, speaking of the Congress candidates for the November 21 bye-election in Thongju and Thangmeiband constituencies, Gaikhangam who is also the president of the MPCC said the MPCC has already recommended two candidates for the bye-election yesterday to the AICC.

He identified the two as Bijoy Koijam for Thongju and W Jyotin for Thangmeiband.

He continued, there is no need for the party to call a star campaigner at the moment for the bye-election as the party has enough firepower at the moment to fight the bye-election on its own.

He said that the Congress will have no problem in fighting the two disqualified MLAs of Thongju and Thangmeiband.

Their disqualification means they are not good enough to be MLAs and that they had violated the trust of the people which was handed over to them after their winning the elections, he said.

He said the two were unable to stay put in a party for even five years, so we think the people of the constituencies are clever enough not to accept them as their representatives again.

As for the Congress, the MPCC has made its recommendation before the AICC regarding ticket allocations and the names of the candidates will be announced soon, he said.

Regarding the construction of the Tombisana market shed, he said the government has fulfilled all formalities for the construction of the market and has followed all requisite rules and regulations for the construction.

He said once the market shed is completed, it will solve many problems of the women vendor sitting along the streets.

He said construction of the market shed is not undertaken with personal interest but it has been undertaken in considerations of the State`™s interest.


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