Three persons, including a woman, have been summoned by a team of Singjamei Police in connection with a viral video on social media wherein they alleged Chief Minister N Biren of taking bribes for recruitment through an employee of the CM’s Secretariat.
The three have been identified as Sorokhaibam Lukhoi alias Premjit Singh, 50, son of (L) S Shyamkishwor Singh of Kakwa Sorokhaibam Leikai, Imphal West; Naorem ongbi Manglembi Devi, 55, wife of Naorem Pradeep Singh of Sangaiprou Mamang Leikai, Imphal West and Salam Kingson Singh, 46, son of (L) S Ningthouremba Singh of Bhramapur Aribam Leikai, Imphal East.
Superintendent of police, Imphal West, Ksh Shivakanta Singh on Tuesday told media in Imphal that the three persons have been summoned by Singjamei police station in connection with the viral video which was shot around four months ago.
On questioning, it was learnt that the viral video was shot on August 13 wherein three were in conversation regarding owing of money among each other. The conversation was conducted at the residence of Kingson, the SP informed.
It is also learnt that in 2019, Premjit borrowed a sum of Rs 4 lakh from Kingson for his business purposes and another Rs 18 lakh from Senjam Manglem of Cachar who is the brother of Manglembi, said Shivakanta.
Manglembi has accepted that she used the name of Chief Minister N Biren Singh which is not related to their conversation, the SP informed. She also revealed that in her family, there is no person who had applied for a government job and she has no money-related matters with Premjit, the SP added.
As a part of the investigation, police contacted Manglem through phone who revealed that while Premjit owes him money, Premjit did not use the name of CM but that he owes him money for his business matter only, the senior police officer said.
However, in the viral video, the three persons had used the name of Sorokhaibam Romesh, who is supposed to be employed at the CM’s secretariat and that they had paid bribes through him to the CM for recruitment purposes.
They, however, revealed that Romesh is unemployed and is not employed at the CM’s Secretariat, the police officer said.
The SP appealed to the people not to create baseless videos on social media for their vested interest. Any individual found doing similar should be reported to the nearest police station, he said.