MSPCL employee arrested in Lokayukta endorsed probe
Two persons, including an MSPCL employee, were produced before the Special Judge (Lokayukta), Manipur and the court has remanded them to police custody for further investigation as prayed by the IO of the case.
Updated 31 Mar 2022, 5:27 pm
Two persons, including an employee of Manipur State Power Company Limited (MSPCL), were arrested for alleged involvement in embezzlement of huge amounts of public money from the fund released for government projects.
The two are identified as Aribam Rajendra Sharma, the then AE of Lokchao Sub-Station and now re-engaged as DGM/Transmission Div. No. III, MSPCL and Okram Yaiskul Singh, the then SO Transmission Construction Div. No. 1 (now retired).
They were produced before the Special Judge (Lokayukta), Manipur and the court has remanded them to police custody for further investigation as prayed by the IO of the case.
As per the report, the project includes construction of 2x1MVA sub-station at Chakpikarong along with associated 33 V line (for 45 kms) and related civil work on Turn-Key basis under Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme.
As per the IO statement, the two caused major changes to the project in an unauthorised manner and also by doing illegal activities in the name of executing the project.
The FIR, in the case, was lodged after a detailed enquiry into the case by the Lokayukta, Manipur.
It is also reported that the main accused of the case N Sarat Singh, the then chief engineer (Power), now engaged as managing director of MSPCL, has absconded to Bengaluru on March 30 by violating his interim anticipatory bail condition laid down in the court order dated February 14.
He retired as chief engineer (Power) after serving for five years in 2014 and has since been serving as the managing director of MSPCL for the last seven years.
First published:31 Mar 2022, 4:37 pm
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