IMPHAL, April 29: The 11 police personnel including a Sub Inspector and Jamadar of the Moreh commando arrested along with a huge consignment of RESPIFIED Tablets containing pseudoephedrine by a team of Thoubal commando yesterday were produced before the Chief judicial Magistrate Thoubal today under FIR number 62(4) 2013 Kakching police station under section 21/29 of the ND&PS Act and 27 Arms Act and remanded to 8 days police custody till May 6.
A press release issued by Dr AK Jhalajit Superintendent of Police Thoubal said that yesterday Thoubal commandos conducted a search operation in front of the Pallel police station new building gate on the suspected vehicles which were plying on National highway number 2 on the Imphal-Moreh road under the supervision of Y Chandramani MPS Dy SP (operation) Thoubal and under the command of Inspector M Sudhir officer in charge commando unit, Thoubal. During the search operation, two white maruti Gypsy having occupants dressed in police uniform were seen coming from Imphal side toward Moreh at around 6 am and were stopped for checking in which course, some big bags were seen inside the vehicles in an unusual manner.
The SP press release further said that on verification it was found that the two Maruti Gypsy both in white colour belong to the Manipur Police commandos of Moreh post and the two police gypsy (one without registration) was occupied by Jamadar Heisnam Premananda, son of H Rupmohan of Iram Siphai Mamang Leikai along with five other security personal including the driver while the other police gypsy bearing registration number MN01X-3392 was occupied by SI Beishamayum Debson Singh and six security personnel. While checking the two police vehicles, one plastic gunny bag with “ Golden Singha” inscribed on it was found containing 4680 strips (ten tablets in each strips ) of Pseudoephedrine tablets marked as `Respifed` were found inside the police vehicle occupied by SI Debson of CDO unit Imphal East and now posted at Moreh. The check on the another police vehicle occupied by Jamadar Heisnam Premananda and his police party revealed two air bags: one olive green in color with “scope” and “indiana” marked on it and
containing 5880 strips (10 Tablets in each strip) of Respifed Tablets and the other deep purple in colour with “Star Bag” marked and containing 23 plastic packets of pseudoephedrine tablets were found, out of which 10 packets contained 26400 tablets each; 12 packets containing 18000 tablets each and one packet containing 21100 tablets were found.
The official release made available to the media today said that all of the police personnel have been formally arrested along with the illegal drugs which is reportedly is worth about Rs 3,64,02,000 (Three crores, sixty four lakhs and two thousand) in the international market.
It said that on spot questioning of the two officers- Jamadar H Premananda and SI Debson revealed that the huge consignment of the tablets concealed in the bags were handed over to them by one Md Ali, son of Md Kasim alias Abo of Lilong Leihaokhong at Khongjom Patpal Lamkhai along national Highway number 2 at around 5 am yesterday morning for transporting and delivery of the said consignment to one of his associates of Md Ali at Moreh
The 11 state police personal arrested with the drugs according to sources are: S I Beishamayum Debson son of Deben of Singjamei Bheigyabati Leikai CDO unit Imphal East now posted at Moreh; Junior Commision (JC) number 727 H Premananda son of H Rupmohan of Iram Siphai Mamang Leikai, 1st IRB attached to Thoubal commando now posted at Moreh; Constable number (C/No) 0908864 Sorensangbam Opendra Singh, son of Tomba of Kiyam Siphai Amureijam Leikai; C/No 0908519 Th Bijendro, son of Th. Jugeshor of Salungpham Mayai Leikai both of Thoubal district police attached to CDO Thoubal now posted at Moreh; CD/No 10D1289 Thanglenmang Thouthang, son of (L) Yamkhongam Touthang of Pallel H Kotlenphai Village; C/No 0915517 Maibam Henik, son of Nongthon of Naharup Mayai Leikai; C/No 0915126 Ngangom Premjit, son of Ng Khomei of Chingmeirong Mamang Leikai; C/No 0915555, Ningthoujam Surkumar son of N Gopal of Khongman Mayai Leikai all of Imphal East district police attached to CDO Imphal East now posted at Moreh; Rifleman number 01
2006123 Soram Ranbir of 7th Manipur Riffles attached to Imphal east CDO now posted at Moreh and Riflemen number 132001243, Ningthoujam Nilamani, son of Basanta of Phayeng Mayai Leikai.