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Former Manipur CM Ibobi Singh information for anticipatory bail in cash laundering case

Written by Jimmy Leivon
| Imphal |

November 21, 2020 7:40:43 pm


Former Manipur CM Ibobi Singh (Source: File/PTI)

Former Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi filed an anticipatory bail petition in reference to a cash laundering case below probe by the Enforcement Directorate.

Chief Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar of the Manipur High Court heard the bail plea on Friday by video conferencing in view of COVID-19 restrictions. While admitting the plea, the courtroom issued discover to ED returnable on November 25. The matter has been listed on November 25 for listening to.

The bail plea was filed on the premise of a report on November 12 that the ED is prone to register a case in opposition to Okram Ibobi below the Prevent of Money Laundering Act. It was additionally reported {that a} related case is prone to be taken up in opposition to former Project Director of Manipur Development Society (MDS) Y Ningthem, former Chief Secretaries DS Poonia, PC Lawmkunga and O Nabakishore. The ED reportedly sought paperwork from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The CBI registered a case on November 20, 2019 in opposition to Okram Ibobi Singh, who was then Chairman of MDS, three former Project Directors and an Administrative officer of the MDS below IPC and PC Act below the request of Manipur Government.

It was alleged that, Singh, whereas working as Chairman of MDS from June 30, 2009 to July 6, 2017, in conspiracy with others, misappropriated Government funds to the tune of Rs. 332 crore out of the entire quantity of Rs. 518 crore which was entrusted to them for the aim of executing improvement work in Manipur.

The identical month, in reference to the case, the CBI additionally carried out simultaneous raids at 9 areas together with Aizawl, Imphal, Gurgaon. During the search, the company recovered Rs. 15.47 lakh in money, Rs. 36.49 lakhs demonitised forex, incriminating paperwork amongst others.

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