In an interesting turn of events, a special public prosecutor who represented the state government in the Mark Haokip case has been suspended with immediate effect on Wednesday, a day after the latter was granted bail.
Related: Mark Haokip released on bail
A special judge ordered the release of Mark Thangmang Haokip, a self-styled president of a Kuki secessionist outfit, on bail upon furnishing of Rs 2 lakh with two sureties of like amount.
He was arrested by Manipur police from Kishangarh, New Delhi on May 24, 2022 and brought to Imphal.
The bail order was, however, stayed after the state government filed an objection in the special court NIA.
An order issued by Manipur government’s Deputy Secretary (Law) Henry Alemo Francis on Wednesday (March 29) stated that a disciplinary proceeding is contemplated against Angom Nilachandra Singh, Public Prosecutor (district)-cum-government advocate (district), Manipur.
“Now, therefore, the governor of Manipur, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (1) of rule 10 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965, hereby placed Angom Nilachandra Singh under suspension with immediate effect,” the order stated.
It is stated that during the period of the order, he shall remain in force the headquarters of Angom Nilachandra Singh, should be Manipur and he shall not leave the headquarter without obtaining the previous permission of the deputy secretary (law).
As per the order, serious negligence and dereliction of duty resulting inconsiderable loss to the government; not maintaining absolute integrity, devotion to duty, non-observation of prescribed guidelines and instructions which amounts to act of unbecoming of a government servant; and lack of highest/higher degree of professionalism and dedication to the best of his ability in the performance and discharge of duties are circumstances for the suspension have been the charges.