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Dental chair purchase case returns to haunt RIMS director

Non-bailable warrants lodged against Sekharjit, Fimate: Source
By DNbir
IMPHAL, June 19: The Chief Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has lodged two separate cases against the present RIMS director Prof L Sekharjit Singh, former director of the institute Prof. L Fimate and their associates, on corruption charges.

Sources disclosed to the IFP that the CBI had submitted the FIR copies before the District and Session Judge Manipur East on May 23, 2014.

The FIR number of the case lodged against L Sekharjit is Cril Misc case no 41 of 2014 Ref RC no.6 (A) 2014/IMP u/s 120-B/420 IPC, rwt13 (2)/13(1) (D) Prevention of Corruption Act while the FIR no. lodged against L Fimate is Cril. Misc case no. 40 of 2014, Ref. RC no. 5(A)/2014(A) 2014/IMP u/s 120-B/420 IPC, rwt13 (2)/13(1) (D) Prevention of Corruption Act.

Both the cases are non-bailable, maintained the sources.

The respondents in Sekharjit’s case include Dr Rajiv Ratna Singh (RR Singh) Professor of Dental College cum principal in-charge; E Devendro Meitei-chief account officer of RIMS; Prof H Shanti Singh of Anaesthesia Department and one Gopal Lal of M/S Mukherjee enterprise, Thakur road, Kolkata.

It has been learnt that the case was filed with regards to irregularities in the supply of Dental chair including other misappropriations.

M/S Mukherjee enterprise is the main supplier of the dental chair.

During the period, H Shanti was in charge of Medical Superintendent of RIMS (March 1, 2011 to February 28, 2013).

Prof Sekharjit took charge as director of RIMS on September 14, 2010 and his tenure as the director of RIMS will expire on September 13, 2015.

Meanwhile the respondent of the case lodged against the former director, Prof L Fimate is Dr Tomcha professor and head of department Radio Therapy, RIMS. Fimate held the post of director of the institute from December 22, 2003 to June 20, 2010.

The case is represented by CBI on behalf of the state.

The CBI is reportedly conducting hectic investigation to frame charge sheets against the respondents at the earliest, further added the source.




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