`MTPRM not behind graft slur on TD dept`

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IMPHAL July 16: Clarifying on a news item in some local dailies that came out today, the Movement for Tribal People’s Rights Manipur (MTPRM) strongly resented the purported misrepresentation of the organization’s name by one Th. Lupheng, who allegedly claimed to be the general secretary of the organization.

S. Ramhaoleng, president of MTPRM while addressing a press conference held at Manipur press club clarified that no one by the name Th. Lupheng is associated with the association in any way whatsoever.

Hurling allegation of fund embezzlement in the tribal development department by a person whose clear identity is concealed but using the name of MTPRM deserves total condemnation, Ramhaoleng protested.

He added that the association came to know of Th. Lupheng and the allegations only this morning from the news report  in some local dailies. Terming Th. Lupheng as fictitious and doubtful character, Ramhaoleng stated that there can be many names that begins with the initial “Th”.

Further he clarified that the organization is purely a civilian non profit body with no political affiliation or inclinations.

Later during the press conference, he disclosed that a decisive action will be taken up within a short notice in this connection. He appealed to the general public not to be misled by the news item.

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