IMPHAL | May 22: The Special Judge Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) Manipur today has framed charged against all the accused persons charge sheeted by the CBI in connection with the infamous Tulihal drug haul case.
Also the court has framed charged against former Chief Minster close associate, L Tarpon in connection with the case.
It may be mentioned that though Tarpon was not included in the charge sheet of the CBI, but the court summoned him relying on the case dairy submitted by the OC of the SIU which mentioned that he is also one of the person who made phone call in connection with the drug haul case.
The court has fixed the trial of the case on June 9, during which prosecution witnesses statement will be taken.
All the accused involved in the case including MLA, O Henry the former CM nephew and L Tarpon the close associate of former CM appeared before the court during today’s charge consideration except Rajneesh Kumar of Lucknow.
Source: Imphal Free Press