Revenue officials suspended for land scam in Manipur

Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that nine officials of the Revenue Department had been suspended for manipulation of land records.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 1 Apr 2023, 4:31 pm

(Representational Image: Unsplash)
(Representational Image: Unsplash)

In a major blow to corrupt practices, two Manipur Civil Service (MCS) officers along with some other revenue officials were suspended for their alleged involvement in a case related to a land scam.

Speaking to mediapersons on Friday at his office, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that nine officials of the Revenue Department had been suspended for manipulation of land records.

The officials are Kh Goverdhon Singh MCS, Samson Huidrom MCS, G Chinglensana Kabui L/A SDC, M Sanatomba Singh Mandol, L Biswanath Singh Mandol, Md Hassan Mandol, T Hemjit Singh Mandol, O Munal Singh Retd Mandol and Md Jahangir Retd Mandol.

Interestingly, a senior resident of JNIMS Dr O Budhacharan was also suspended for conniving with two Revenue officials pretending to be sick to avoid arrest.

He briefed the media on issues pertaining to illegal transfer of land, issue of patta at forest and government land, illegal manufacturing of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at Thoubal and forest fire at the hill range of Kongba Maru Laiphamlen.


Biren said that the State Government had been taking up various measures to address certain issues, which had been major causes of deteriorating condition of the State.

He added, governance is not just development of infrastructures but also taking up activities for the betterment of the future generations and preservation of the environment.

The chief minister with a strong and clear message said that the government officials to run the administration efficiently and transparently and those who committed such misuse of power, manipulation and fabrication for illegal allotment and mutation of land to come forward and confess or face legal action.

He further appealed to the public not to lobby to any government official for getting their work done.

Hon'ble CM expressed his satisfaction to the judiciary of the State for their cooperation in the Government’s initiative to take up legal action against offenders of law.

Regarding illegal manufacturing of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at Thoubal District, he informed that a team of Khongjom Police Station, on receiving an input about the illegal manufacturing of IMFL, conducted a search operation at the residence of Thokchom Bobo Singh of Khongjom Maning Leikai, under the supervision of Senior SP Thoubal Jogeshchandra Haobijam.

During the search, certain items used for manufacturing of IMFL including chemicals were seized. Three persons were arrested including Thokchom Bobo Singh, Thokchom (O) Bino Devi and Thokchom (O) Achoubi Devi, he informed.


Condemning such activities of causing serious health hazards to the people, CM stated that such heinous acts could be taken as an attempt to murder. He stressed the need for coordinated work of Judiciary and Executives to stop unlawful activities and save the State from its ill effects. He expressed the Government’s stand to take up actions against those involved in such activities, irrespective of communities and religions.

The CM further informed that a team of Sagolmang Police Station had arrested 3 persons for their involvement in setting fire at the hill range of Kongba Maru. A case had also been registered against them under relevant sections for further investigation and necessary legal action.

Information and Public Relations Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, Education Minister Th. Basanta Kumar, Secretary (Revenue) Namoijam Kheda Varta and other senior Government officials were also present during the press briefing among others.

Regarding the NRC implementation, Biren said that the government will soon launch a door-to-door survey to flush out illegal immigrants. The state has already constituted a Manipur State Population Commission and has appointed members.

 “The state has to take approval from the central government for NRC implementation”, said Biren. For the Myanmarese immigrants the issue will be dealt with separately.

“Manipur has implemented ILP based on the year 1961. Accordingly, we have framed a committee”, said Biren. 


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