CBI Questions Ex-Manipur CM Over Rs 332 Cr Misappropriation Case
It is alleged that Singh misappropriated funds upto Rs 332 crore when he was head of Manipur Development Society.
A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team led by Joint Director NM Singh on Wednesday, 24 June, arrived at the official residence of Congress leader and former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh to question him in connection with an alleged misappropriation case, news agency ANI reported.
The CBI on Tuesday had issued summons to Ibobi Singh to question him in connection with a Rs 332 crore alleged misappropriation case.
On Tuesday, the CBI team had reached Imphal to question Singh who is accused of amassing the money between 2009 and 2017, when he was the chairman of the Manipur Development Society, an official told news agency IANS.
The CBI will also reportedly examine another accused linked to the case. The agency took over the case on 20 November last year on the request of the state's BJP government and after the permission of the central government, according to IANS.
It is alleged that Singh conspired with others during his tenure as the MDS chairman from June 2009-July 2017, and misappropriated government funds worth approximately Rs 332 crore out of Rs 518 crore that was entrusted to them for the purpose of executing development work.
Three former MDS chairmen – DS Poonia, PC Lawmuknga and O Nabakishore Singh – all retired IAS officers, have also been named in the CBI FIR in the case along with Singh. Y Ningthem Singh, the former project director of the society and S Ranjit Singh, its administrative officer, also figure in the FIR.
(With inputs from ANI and IANS.)
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