Manipur Congress demands transfer of drug-related crime cases to CBI
The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Tuesday trained its guns at the BJP-led government over its 'war on drugs' intervention and, demanded the transfer of all drug-related cases to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan in Imphal, MPCC Spokesperson Ningombam Bupenda Meitei dared the BJP government to transfer all drug-related crime cases to either the CBI or the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
"The press conference exposes the hypocrisy of the BJP government in its fight against drugs crime in the state," Meitei said.
He accused the BJP-led government of "cherry-picking" the appeals against drug-related crime cases, that had already been adjudicated by the court.
"Why not appeal in high-profile drug-crime cases in the High Court?" the Congress leader asked the government.
"The four-year rule of the BJP led coalition government has done nothing to control the menace of drugs in Manipur", the Congress spokesperson said.
Ningombam Bupenda Meitei said that BJP MLA and Deputy Chairman of Manipur State Planning Board L. Rameshwar had recently given a public statement on the notion of the absence of sincerity of some ministers, MLAs and police officers in fighting against drugs crime in Manipur.
"The BJP MLA's sincere revelations of the truth about the ongoing failure of the war against drugs by the unnamed BJP led coalition government in Manipur needs to be seriously looked into. His sincere revelations are worthy to be appreciated," Meitei said.
The MPCC has demanded that the ministers, MLAs and police officers who are involved in drug-related crimes, be named and exposed.
"To dispel the doubts of the people, why is the BJP Government not transferring all drug-related crime cases to the CBI or NIA, in case of drugs terror crimes?" MPCC asked.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)