Govt. working to find out truth on alleged detention of lady IPS officer — CM
Imphal, Feb. 21 (EMN): Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that the state government is working to bring out the truth on the alleged detention and harassment of a lady IPS officer by Assam Rifles personnel at check post along Imphal-Moreh highway the previous month.
Responding to the question raised by opposition MLA Kh Joykishan at the ongoing Bedget session, the chief minister who also holds Home portfolio informed the House the government has been taking the incident seriously and the matter was discussed in the cabinet meeting.
he said a case filed by the officer at Tengnoupal police station on January 19, registered as FIR No 12 (1) 2020/ Moreh police station, is under investigation.
According to reports, a lady IPS officer and her escort party was allegedly detained, harassed and assaulted by one Assam Rifleman PK Pandey of D company,12th Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi check post on Imphal-Moreh highway when they were returning after the duty from Moreh, a border town,110 km south of Imphal on January 19.
Replying to another question on legalisation of cannabis plantation in the state, the chief minister informed that the government is considering legalisation of cannabis plantation. However, he added that no hasty decision will be taken.
Responding to the question of MLA Joykishan’s on action taken report against poppy, he said that 1952 acres of illicit poppy cultivation in seven districts namely Kangpokpi, Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel, Kakching, Thoubal, and Churachandpur were destroyed during the crop year (September 2019 to 16 February,2020), jointly by the police and other agencies, and 32 cases have been registered in this connection.