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Manipur: Govt suspends SI for alleged involvement in drug trafficking, strips him off Gallantry Medal Award

Apart from stripping off the Chief Minister’s Medal for Gallantry, Manipur Government has suspended one Manipur Police Sub Inspector of Imphal east Commando for concealing the facts in connection with drug trafficking case pending against him.

Police Sub Inspector Bheishamayum Debson Singh was suspended after the All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) on Sunday pointed out that the SI had been arrested for trafficking of drug worth over Rs 3 crore in 2013 but was awarded CM’s medal for gallantry.

State Government lauded AMSU for bringing the matter to the notice of the government.

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Considering the seriousness of the matter, government has withdrawn and cancelled the award of Manipur Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry to B Debson Singh, SI of CDO Imphal East based on preliminary enquiry and finding the allegation to be true. An enquiry has been instituted into the matter by a Committee headed by K. Radhashyem Singh, IGP(Int), Manipur to find out more details, said a statement issued by Joint Secretary (Home) on Sunday.

It also informed that Inspector, B. Roshan Singh, Reader to SP/Imphal East who was found responsible for lapses in the initial processing has been placed under suspension.

SP Imphal East has suspended Bheishamnyum Debson Singh, SI of CDO/IB for concealing the drug case pending against him, added the statement.

Earlier during the day, AMSU demanded a high level inquiry into the antecedents of all the police personnel who were conferred gallantry awards this year and to strip the award if any of them were found involved in heinous crimes like drug trafficking.

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