IMPHAL, April 29: The CPI/MSC has applauded the police personnel team who arrested commando personnel in two vehicles led by a Sub-inspector and a Jamadar at Moreh Commando Post at Pallel yesterday by stopping and frisking them while the team was trying to smuggle drugs containing pseudo-Ephedrine. Befitting legal actions should be taken up against the police personnel who were trying to smuggle drugs, Dr. M Nara Singh, Ex-Minister who is also Secretary of Communist Party of India/Manipur State Council said while addressing a press meet at the office of CPI/MSC at Irabot Bhavan of Imphal.
He further said he felt unhappy that some personnel among the law keeping police force of the state have committed such a crime. The identities of all the personnel involved in the drug smuggling incident should be made public and befitting legal punishments should be taken up against all the commando personnel involved in the incident, he said.
On the other hand, CPI/MSC opposed the move by the state government to extend the term of service of the Chief Secretary which is to expire and said that the party will be against the move by the Government while asserting that the Senior most IAS officers of Manipur cadre just below him in rank should be promoted to the post of Chief Secretary.
The action taken up by the Election Commission of India against the MLA who won the elections on a Congress ticket from 27-Moirang Assembly Constituency has awakened the public of Manipur, he said while adding that furnishing wrong information in an affidavit submitted to ECI is a crime punishable with six months imprisonment under section 125 (A) of the Peoples’ representation Act, 1951. Adding that `the criminal can be fined along with the imprisonment`, he said that concerned officials should extend all possible support to expedite the actions being taken up by ECI.