Out on bail accused in Pallel drug haul case continue to abscond

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IMPHAL, June 20: Two of the five accused out on bail in the Pallel drug haul case continue to remain at large delaying court proceedings.

The police have also failed to book both even after the special court Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) had earlier issued arrest warrants against them for violating instructions to appear before the court.

Accused PRO Col Ajay Chowdhury coming out of the court room with another accused. Photo: IFP
Accused PRO Col Ajay Chowdhury coming out of the court room with another accused. Photo: IFP

While the three other accused out on bail namely PRO Col Ajay Chowdhury, RK Babloo, 25, son of RK Bijen of Top Khongnangkhong and Seikholen Haokip, 35 years, son of Telsing Ngamjang (TN) Haokip (former minister) of B Vengnom Tuibong appeared before the court today, the two absconding identified as Letminlal Letminlal Haokip alias Minlal Haokip, 25, son of (L) Kakai Haokip of New Checkon near Brighter School and Zangminthang Tuboi alias Minthang, 29, son of Dousei Tuboi of Bunglung Village failed to appear.

Meanwhile, judge S Imocha again issued warrant of arrest against the two and directed all five to appear on July 7.

On May 27, the special court Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (ND&PS) had issued arrest warrants against two for violating instructions to appear before the court after getting bail.

They (accused) were granted bail on May 19 and physically released from jail the next day along with the three other accused including PRO Col Ajay Chowdhury.

All five were released with the stern restriction against leaving the State and on the execution of PR bond of Rs One lakh each.

 

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