CBI books ex-Manipur CM in ₹332 cr embezzlement case

Millennium Post Delhi|November 23, 2019

CBI books ex-Manipur CM in ₹332 cr embezzlement case
Apart from O. Ibobi Singh, the central agency sleuths also conduct raids at the residences of 3 former Chief Secretaries of the State and other accused officials

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Friday started conducting raids at the residence and premises of former Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, three former Chief Secretaries of the state and two other former state government officials in connection with a Rs 332 crore embezzlement of government funds case.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case against Ibobi, DS Poonia (IAS:1978), PC Lawmkunga (IAS:1979), O Nabakishore Singh (IAS:1984), Y Ningthem Singh, Ranjit Singh and other officials for allegedly using their positions at the Manipur Development Society (MDS) to misappropriate funds allocated for development work in the state.

Interestingly, the CBI's raids have also revealed the biggest name yet to be found possessing demonetised currency. Sources in the know said that as of Friday evening, CBI sleuths had found around Rs 26.49 lakh in demonetised currency at Ibobi Singh's premises in addition to Rs 11.47 lakh in cash and eight expensive cars.

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November 23, 2019