IMPHAL, June 8 - Manipur Government has constituted an inquiry committee to probe the supply of alleged poor quality belts to Manipur Police department.
The committee to be headed by Additional Chief Secretary Dr Suhel Akhtar, with Special Secretary R Sudhan and IGP (Admin) Dr S Ibocha as members, will submit its report within a month�s time.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh told a press conference here on Tuesday that directive has been issued to the Monitoring Cell led by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Dr J Suresh Babu to investigate the alleged supply of sub-standard belts to the State Police department after receiving complaints on social networking sites.
Dr Suresh Babu and DGP LM Khaute along with two teams of Monitoring Cell conducted verification of stocks of the central store located at 1st Battalion Manipur Rifles and Imphal West SP�s office complexes.
Singh said he also personally visited these stores later after the team informed him that there was need for a thorough probe as the supplied belts were of very poor quality and inferior to the samples produced at the time of tender. The belts, recovered from these stores, were of very poor quality, he said.
M/S Md Gani Khan, the firm which had supplied such sub-standard belts has been blacklisted and a thorough investigation would be made against the firm. The supply was made during the year 2013-14.