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Two treasury officials sent to jail for bribe to release pension

A retired Army personnel claimed that he had approached the Imphal Treasury office many times to claim his due pension since April, 2022. During his visit to the Treasury office, a junior accountants assistant and Daftry demanded a sum of Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively for disbursing his monthly pension.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 Nov 2022, 5:36 am

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The Special Court Prevention of Corruption Act, Imphal West on Thursday remanded a junior accountants assistant and Daftry of Imphal Treasury office to 15 days judicial custody till November 24.

Junior accountant assistant Moirangthem Bijoy (43) of Singjamei Chinga Mathak Nameirakpam Leikai, Imphal West and Daftry, Lalminthang Lotjem (57) of Denglen village Kangpokpi were produced before the court after the completion of police custody period by a team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Cell.

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The Investigating Officer (IO) of the case, through assistant public prosecutor, submitted that the complainant of the case, a retired Army personnel, Abdul Hafiz Mughal, had claimed that he had approached the Imphal Treasury office many times to claim his due pension since April, 2022.

During his visit to the Treasury office, Bijoy Kumar and L Lalminthang demanded a sum of Rs 15,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively for disbursing his monthly pension. The retired army personnel further alleged the accused persons had threatened that they would not approve further pension if they are not given the money asked. The two were arrested on November 8 from the Imphal Treasury office, Imphal West district by a team of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Manipur.

On preliminary examination, the accused persons have admitted to the charges levelled against them, and submitted the IO.

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M Bijoy allegedly disclosed that he demanded Rs 15,000 from the complainant for disbursing his monthly pension. Lalminthang also disclosed that he demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant for disbursing his monthly pension.

The court, after perusal of the case record and submissions, remanded both the accused persons to judicial custody till November 24.

The court also kept bail applications filed by the accused persons on reserved till November 15.




 

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