IMPHAL July 6: Post the directive from the CJM, Imphal West to the officer in charge of Imphal West Police Station on July 5 urging the latter to take up investigation regarding the Visarev scam and to arrest 12 related agents, the state police have lodged a First Information Report yesterday.
According to the FIR number 395(7)11, the accused persons including Kumar Kom , N Victor,Sagolsem Robindro, M Romesh, K Basanta Meitei,H Tolen, Rk Jiranjit,O Rajesh,T Saratchandra,Laishram Kaoba and Yumnam Nganthoi will be liable to be arrested under section 406/417/420/120-B/34 of the Indian Penal Code which includes criminal breach of trust, cheating, conspiracy with common intent. If convicted the accused persons may serve time in jail.
Police sources said that the matter will be investigated thoroughly and all efforts will be made to bring the conspirators of the scam to justice.
It may be mentioned that most of the accused persons are currently in hiding in other states, but one Kesab Kanti Sharma who is also a main leader of the Visarev scam has been arrested by police and undergoing trail at Guwahati presently.
Kesab is also charged in the FIR made by N Premananda and his case may also be heard in the state, the source added.