IMPHAL, July 18 - The Manipur Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (MPYCC) on Friday staged a demonstration here, demanding transfer of a 2018 drugs haul case to the CBI and resignation of Chief Minister N Biren Singh on moral grounds in connection with the case. The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee had earlier raised the same demand.
Later, Manipur Police personnel prevented the MPYCC members from continuing the demonstration.
Congress Legislature Party leader and former Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee president Moirangthem Okendro had demanded a CBI inquiry into the drugs case, at a press conference here on July 15.
The Congress demand followed after the Chief Minister told media persons that the BJP-led State Government�s �war against drugs� would continue, and that it would not spare anyone found involved in drugs smuggling.
Biren Singh�s statement came following media reports on an affidavit filed by Manipur Police Additional SP Th Brinda, alleging that politicians and top police officers were involved in the drugs case of 2018.
Brinda is also facing a suo motu contempt case for her remarks on Facebook, allegedly undermining the judiciary after the alleged drug smuggler named in the case was granted bail.
In June 2018, a Manipur Police team including Brinda, seized 4.595 kg of heroin and 2.80 lakh �World is Yours� (WY) amphetamine tablets worth around Rs 27.79 crore in the international market, from eight persons including the then Chairman of the Autonomous District Council of Chandel during an operation here.
Meanwhile, reacting to the media reports, the Manipur Police clarified that there was no pressure from any quarters on officers investigating the drugs haul case. It also stated that the charge sheet of the case was submitted under the provisions of law on October 6, 2018.