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War on Drugs: Another village chief arrested in Chandel

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, in a Facebook post, said that the village chief of Chahnoujang village, Thongkholet Haokip, was hiding in Churachandpur district since December, 2022.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 16 Jan 2023, 4:01 pm

(PHOTO: Facebook)
(PHOTO: Facebook)

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In continuation of the Manipur government's War on Drugs initiative, another village chief was on Monday arrested in Chandel district.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh, in a Facebook post, said that the village chief of Chahnoujang village, Thongkholet Haokip @Max (41) s/o Doukhose, has been arrested by Chandel SP team.

In his Facebook post, the chief minister said that the village chief was hiding in Churachandpur district since December, 2022.

"WAR ON DRUGS 2-0  ANOTHER VILLAGE CHIEF ARRESTED Thongkholet Haokip @  Max (41) s/o Doukhosei, Chief of New Chahnoujang Village. CHANDEL DISTRICT Ref: Case FIR No.24(12) 2022 CKG-PS U/S 18(b)/27(A)/28/29/30 NDPS Act. He was hiding IN CCPUR SINCE DECEMBER. Well done Chandel SP team," CM Biren posted on Facebook.

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At least seven village chiefs, including two from Churachandpur, four from Kangpokpi and one from Chandel, have so far been arrested in connection with the poppy cultivation case in Manipur. 
 

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