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Owner of drugs consignment seized in Moreh identified

The address of the alleged culprit in the case of drug seizure has been identified in another country, police said..

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 10 Dec 2021, 7:17 am

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The wife of a Chinese national reportedly residing in Myanmar has been identified as the alleged owner of a huge consignment of drugs that was seized recently in Moreh by a combined team of 43 Assam Rifles, Tengnoupal District Police, and CDO Moreh.

Inspector General of Police K Jayanta on Thursday announced that the alleged owner of the huge consignment of drugs had been identified and necessary steps were taken for his arrest. He told the media during a press conference held at the conference hall of superintendent of police, Imphal West located at Babupara, Imphal.

He said the alleged owner has been identified as one Kimneilhing Kipgen, 43, daughter of Ngulkholam Kipgen of Moreh Ward No III, Phaicham veng. She is the wife of one Chinese national reportedly residing in Myanmar, he added. Investigation is continuing in the right direction and no political power can affect the investigation, he said.  

There are certain laws and orders and necessary steps will be taken as per the procedure of the law, he said, adding that the address of the alleged culprit has been identified in another country.

Besides, Manipur police have also been taking different forms of initiatives in order to find out the incident related to a deadly ambush at Behiang in which a commanding officer of Assam Rifles along with his wife and son, and four others were killed. He further said that some unlawful organisations are continuing to threaten the public, government officials, and social workers by planting or hurling bombs and grenades.

The police department is undertaking search operations to arrest the involved culprits and bring them to justice, save life and property of the general public and maintain law and order, said the senior police officer.

He further said as a result of the drive against the unlawful groups, police were able to detect the concealment of huge catch of arms and ammunition belonging to a proscribed underground organisation and efforts are on to locate few others.

Jayanta said investigations in all these cases are in full swing and more arrests of involved persons will be made soon irrespective of whether they are government servants, political workers, businessmen and others.

However, despite the sincere and untiring efforts taken up by the police for the safety and maintenance of order, the police are being defamed and maligned through social media platforms with criticism such as the police are acting at the behest of political leaders.

He appealed to all the public not to indulge in such activities while asserting that the police never works with any political party nor acts under the direction of political leaders. He further cautioned the general public not to be carried away by the contents of such information and sought cooperation from all.

First published:10 Dec 2021, 7:17 am

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