Drugs haul: Manipur to order CBI probe

The Manipur government will hand over a Rs 24-crore drug haul case involving a Colonel ranked Army officer and an MLA’s son to the CBI,officials said on Tuesday.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Imphal | Published:March 6, 2013 12:12 am

The Manipur government will hand over a Rs 24-crore drug haul case involving a Colonel ranked Army officer and an MLA’s son to the CBI,officials said on Tuesday. The decision to recommend the case to the CBI was taken on Monday evening during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and convened especially to discuss the issue,the officials said.

Colonel-ranked defence PRO Ajay Chaudhury and five others were arrested on February 24 in Chandel district on their way to border town of Moreh for allegedly transporting illicit drugs in three vehicles in a bid to smuggle them to neighbouring Myanmar. Seikholen Haokip,the son of ruling Congress MLA T N Haokip,was arrested on February 26 from his house at Deulaland near here in connection with the case.

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