Jawans of the 7th Indian Reserved Battalion have submitted a written complaint to the Director General of Police, Government of Manipur on Friday against their commanding officer citing corruption and malpractice.
Reliable sources said that the commanding officer of 7 IRB is allowing about 70 jawans of the battalion to stay at home by taking a sum of Rs 10,000 from each jawan.
Moreover, it is reported the jawans of the battalion are getting substandard quality of food as the commanding officer is allegedly taking a huge amount for his own benefit which is to be used as ration money for the jawans.
Government officials had reported earlier that the state has around 30,000 police personnel including the strength of Manipur Rifles and IRB. To control the present situation of Manipur, the central government has deployed around 80,000 central forces at vulnerable peripheral areas of Manipur.
However, despite the deployment of 80,000 central forces, violence in Manipur is not reducing but it has been continuing for the last nine months.
Besides, the sources further reported that the CO, along with one of the jawans from the same battalion, is running liquor business by transporting huge consignment of liquors from Jiribam to Imphal in unit vehicles.
It is also reported that the CO of the 7 IRB is taking a sum of Rs 500 each from each of the jawans of the battalion who are eligible for Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme so that the eligible jawans can get their ACP amount.
When Imphal Free Press contacted the Commanding officer of 7th IRB, K Dilip Singh, and enquired about the allegation, he clarified that such allegations are baseless and there are no such things happening in the battalion. Probably, some of the jawans are trying to defame him, he said.
He also termed it baseless regarding the collection of Rs 500 from each of the jawans of the battalions for ACP. The file process for ACP is still continuing and he has not received the complete file till date, he said.
With regards to the allegation on liquor business, Dilip said since there is turmoil in the state he went to Jiribam by air and not by road, So, there is no question of doing that type of business, Dilip added.