The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is conducting searches at nine locations including Aizawl in Mizoram, Imphal in Manipur and Gurgaon in Haryana, in a case related to the alleged misappropriation of government funds worth crores of rupees on November 22nd, 2019.
The agency has registered a case against O. Ibobi Singh, the then Chairman, Manipur Development Society (MDS); Y Ningthem Singh, former Project Director of MDS; DS Poonia, IAS (Retd), the then Chairman of MDS; PC Lawmuknga, IAS (Retd), the then Chairman of MDS; O Nabakishore Singh, IAS (Retd), the then Chairman; S Ranjit Singh, Administrative Officer, MDS and others on the request of Manipur Government and further Notification from the Centre.
It was alleged that Ibobi Singh while working as Chairman of MDS from June 30th, 2009 to July th, 2017, in conspiracy with others, misappropriated Government funds to the tune of Rs 332 crore (approx.) out of the total amount of Rs 518 crore (approx.) which was entrusted to them for the purpose of executing development work.
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