Hitting back at the Congress, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that as many as 10 FIRs are lodged against 28 police personnel in connection with the NDPS Act during the Congress regime (2012-2016) and told the Congress party to stop creating controversy on the recent Pallel drug haul case, allegedly involving five CDO personnel.
“Stop playing childish politics, let’s do healthy politics”, Biren said to the Congress party while speaking to the media during the launching of a book entitled, “Exam Warriors” written by Prime Minister Modi, at his secretariat in Imphal West.
Replying to the Congress demand to hand over the case to the CBI, he questioned, “What is the need of the CBI when investigation is ongoing in full swing with the arrest of the culprits?”
He explained that a case should be handed to CBI only when there is confusion and investigation becomes clueless.
“Rather, the cases of those 28 police personnel booked under NDPS Act during the Congress regime should be handed over to the CBI as the investigation process is yet uncertain,” he added.
Alleging that MPCC president K Meghachandra is hampering the Pallel drug haul case by threatening the Kakching SP, Biren said an FIR is lodged against the MPCC president and no bargaining can stop police proceedings.
Talking about the book “Exam Warriors”, Biren said that the book is unique, instructive and beacon for every student, examinee, parents and education lovers.
In this book, the PM encourages students to celebrate examinations as a festival and each chapter of the book provides different exciting activities for students.
The book portrays exams as only a part of life and teaches that there are many other things in life for us besides exams.
Regarding his statement to declare wildlife sanctuary at the nearby forest of Jessami which houses different faunas including Nongin, he said that the area of wildlife sanctuary will also include parts of Razai Khullen, Ukhrul district where Nongin bird was rediscovered.
Further processes for scientific studies and geo-studies will be conducted in those villages, he added.
In connection with shortage of water in Imphal area, Biren said that the state government is taking up all possible measures to prevent water scarcity.
He informed that the water from Thoubal dam has reached Chingkhei Ching and it will soon be extended to Kangla Water Supply and added that if a situation arises the government will even use water tankers to supply water. “We are hoping for rain,” he added.