Manipur Police Department has sent a proposal for handing over the Akoijam Nonganba alias Aging murder case to the National Investigation Agency, NIA. Accordingly, the Home Department, Government of Manipur has recommended the proposal and sent a proposal to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India for handing over the case to the NIA.
It may be mentioned that Akoijam Nonganba alias Aging, son of Former Minister, Late AK Pilot Langam, from Kwakeithel Konjeng Awang Leikai was found dead under suspicious circumstances on February 12 at Changoubung area under Kangpokpi Police Station, after he went out with his alleged girlfriend Thokchom Sonia, hailing from Kwakeithel Thokchom Leikai.
Kangpokpi Police station had registered a case regarding the death of Nonganba, following which, the police had arrested Thokchom Sonia and Self-Styled Deputy Kilonser of NSCN-IM, Moses Gonmei, for their alleged involvement in the murder case. But the main accused in the murder case, who is identified as Self-Styled Kilonser of NSCM-IM, Stephen, is still at large.
Nonganba's body is still lying in the RIMS Morgue. JAC formed against the brutal killing of AK Nonganba and his family members have refused to claim his body, demanding Stephen's arrest and justice.
Police raided houses suspected of selling drugs in Kshetrigao today. A joint team of Imphal East District Police and volunteers of YADA led by Imphal East Additional SP (Operations) Kh. Herojit carried out a drug raid on two houses at different locations in Kshetrigao at 10:30AM.
Police searched the residence of one Wahid in Kshetrigao and confirmed two drug users who had come to buy drugs. When the police team knocked at the door of the house, the occupants reportedly didn't open the door immediately, but took nearly five minutes to open it. The team also verified locals who were earlier arrested for drug dealing but no arrests nor drug seizures were made during the raid.
Imphal East District Police seeks co-operation from the public in uprooting the drug-menace from the state and urges the public to report if anyone has been found smuggling drugs. Imphal East Police plans similar anti-drug raids in other parts of the district.
Manipur joins nation in celebrating 5th Poshan Pakhwada 2023
Manipur joined the nationwide celebration of the fifth Poshan Pakhwada 2023 under Poshan Abhiyan today with various activities. The celebration of Poshan Pakhwada under the Ministry of Women and Child Development will continue till April 3. Every year, Poshan Pakhwada is celebrated in the month of March for 15 days. Similarly, the month of September is celebrated as Rashtriya Poshan Maah, across the country.
Director of Social Welfare Department, Ng. Uttam launched Poshan Pakhwada 2023 in the complex of the department at North AOC. Speaking on the sidelines, Director Ng. Uttam said the mission aimed to fight malnutrition among children in India. The theme of this year’s Poshan Pakhwada 2023 is “Nutrition for All: Together Towards a Healthy India”. With the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets, Ng. Uttam stressed the nutritional benefits of consuming climate-resilient millet crops, locally known as chanal. He said millets are rich in iron, zinc, magnesium and other minerals and that consumption of millets can help in fighting anaemia among young girls and women.
Anganwadi workers, staff and officials of the department took part in a short-distance rally held on the occasion.
Bishnupur Police team has recovered two more Bolero vehicles stolen from different locations in the Imphal area. The team recovered the vehicles upon disclosure by two accused persons earlier arrested in connection with a vehicle theft case (FIR no 8(3)2023 BPR PS u/s 379/34 IPC).
The accused persons are 37-Year-Old T Lunkhomang Haokip, son of T Thangzangam Haokip of New Boljang, Chrachandpur and 35 year-old K Seithanglein, son of K. Seilenthang of D. Leikot village, Chrachandpur, currently residing at Khamenlok village in senapati. They had been formally arrested in connection with another FIR case at Lamshang Police Station.
The police team was led by OC Bishnupur Police Station, Inspector K. Dineshkumar, under the supervision of Additional SP Operations Roni Mayengbam and Additional SP (Law and Order) Satyaam Takellambam and the overall guidance of Bishnupur SP N Herojit Meetei.
A total of three Bolero vehicles have been recovered in connection with the case so far.
Manipur CM N. Biren flags off a team of NIT Manipur to Madhya Pradesh as a part of Yuva Sangam under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
Manipur Chief Minister Nongthombam Biren flagged off a team from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Manipur visiting Madhya Pradesh as a part of Yuva Sangam under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, from the Western Gate of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today. The team comprises 30 students, including 12 girls and 5 officials of NIT. They will visit tourist places of Madhya Pradesh, acquire knowledge of the development and technological advancement of the state. The visit from March 20 to 26 is expected to facilitate cultural exchange among the youths of Manipur and Madhya Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, N. Biren said Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated "Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat" to connect youths across the country and make them closer to one another under the "One India" mission. He encouraged the team to convey a positive message about Manipur to the people of Madhya Pradesh they interact with. N. Biren also advised the team to be well disciplined during their visit so as to create a good image, adding that each small thing is important in life. Maintaining that the state had gone through developmental changes in various fields, the Chief Minister expressed confidence that the NIT team would have many things to talk about the state.
Taking part in the event, Education Minister Th. Basantakumar advised the team to give a positive presentation on the developments achieved in the state. He reminded them that they are not only representing the NIT, but also Manipur and other North East states. He urged the team to motivate the people of Madhya Pradesh to visit Manipur, by highlighting various tourist spots developed in the state. Director of NIT Manipur Professor Gautam Sutradhar, Registrar Professor Khumukcham Tomba and other officials of NIT attended the flag off programme.