Supplier convicted of fudging 347 MTs of rice back in 1990


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 4: Session Judge, Imphal East, Maibam Manojkumar, convicted Om Prakash Singh, proprietor of M/s Imphal Guwahati Road Carrier while acquitting 6 store keepers of FCS godown Sangaiprou, for misappropriating 347.384 MTs of rice from the State quota under section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) back in 1990.
The Court also fixed October 9 for the necessary sentence hearing.     
The judgment order was announced in an open Court yesterday following the final hearing of the case on July 22.
The case began against the convict, Om Prakash Singh s/o Prithi Singh as well as the acquitted individuals then Godown Superintendent FCSD, Manipur, Rasungnao Benjamin s/o (L) Lasolung of Nambisa village, Ukhrul, then store keeper Ch Priyobarta s/o Ibotombi of Khurai Thangjam Leikai, then store keeper Abdullah Chaoba s/o Maniruddin of Minuthong Hatta Golapati and then store keeper B Bhirjit Sharma s/o Iboyaima of Nganbam Chuthek after a regular case was registered by Lamphel PS in February 1990 and the case was eventually handed over to the CBI for investigation.
It may be mentioned that the convict was appointed as Transport Contractor for transporting State Government rice quota for February, 1990, from Guwahati to Imphal and he allegedly lifted 782.466 MTs of rice, from which he delivered only 432.082 MTs, to FCS godown Sangaiprou, thereby misappropriating around 347.384 MTs of rice (worth around Rs 11,28,998) at that time.After the investigation of the case, CBI submitted the charge sheet for hearing under different sections against the convict and the acquitted individuals and eventually charges were framed.
During the trial, the statement of 27 prosecution witnesses produced by CBI were recorded and today, following all necessary proceeding, the Court convicted Om Prakash singh and acquitted the other individuals.
The Court also fixed October 9 for the sentence hearing  against the convict.