HC takes up contempt case

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 7: The High Court of Manipur has taken up a contempt proceeding against one Tongbram Bimolchand for making derogatory remarks during a media discussion programme against an order passed by the Court on October 18 quashing the Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination (MCSCCE) 2016  conducted by Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC).
It may be mentioned that during the said discussion  programme, titled Agenda Manipur which was aired in one of the local electronic medium on November 3, some MPSC aspirants had expressed disappointment over the inaction of the Government on the case.
In the programme, Tongbram Bimolchand attended as one of the panellists (himself being one of the selected candidates) along with the spokespersons of the group of aspirant candidates and an Associate Professor of Manipur University.
Taking note of the derogatory remarks made by Bimolchand during the said programme, the High Court registered a Cril contempt case number against him and listed the  matter for hearing tomorrow before a Division Bench of the High Court, comprising of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh Nobin.
It may also be mentioned that the judgement passed by a Division Bench (comprising of Justice Lanusungkum Jamir and Justice Kh Nobin) on October 18 quashed and set aside the orders which were issued by the Deputy Secretary, Department of Personnel, on June 22, 2017 and June 26, 2017, as well as an order issued by the Deputy Secretary (Revenue) on June 23, 2017.
The order also directed the CBI, New Delhi, to investigate the conduct of MPSC 2016 main examination within a period of three months.