IMPHAL, Sept 5 - The residence of a former top bureaucrat of Manipur, whose name figured in the FIR lodged against a former Chief Minister and five others for alleged financial irregularities, has been searched, a senior police officer said today.
The search was carried out at the residence of the former Project Director of Manipur Development Society (MDS) Y Ningthem in Imphal West district yesterday following a search warrant issued by a Court, the police officer said. The result of the search was not known, he said.
Ningthem�s name had figured in the FIR lodged against former Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and five former top bureaucrats of the State, for alleged financial irregularities in the MDS.
The five former bureaucrats including three former Chief Secretaries and two officers of the MDS. The search warrant was issued after Imphal sub divisional police office (SDPO) PS A Ghanashyam Sharma had filed an application prayer in the Court in connection with the alleged financial irregularities in the MDS.
Meanwhile, Congress MLA N Loken Singh at a programme yesterday, had termed the act of registering the FIR against the former Chief Minister and the former bureaucrats as �political vendetta�. However, Health Minister L Jayantakumar Singh in the BJP-led coalition Government, denied the charge. � PTI