9 Revenue officials suspended

Imphal,  Mar 31 (DIPR)
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today informed that nine officials of the Revenue Department have been suspended for manipulation of land records.
The suspended officials include Kh Goverdhon Singh, MCS, Samson Huidrom, MCS, G Chinglensana Kabui, L/A SDC, M Sanatomba Singh, Mandol, L Biswanath Singh, Mandol, Md Hassan, Mandol, T Hemjit Singh, Mandol, O Munal Singh, retired Mandol and Md Jahangir, retired Mandol.
The Chief Minister was briefing the media at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat today on issues of illegal transfer of land, granting of patta at forest and Government lands, illegal manufacturing of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at Thoubal and starting forest fires at the hill range of Kongba Maru Laiphamlen.
N Biren stated that the State Government has been taking up various measures to address certain issues which are responsible for the degeneration of Manipuri society in several aspects.
Governance is not just development of infrastructure but it is also about  working for the betterment of the future generations and preservation of the environment, Biren said.
Underscoring the responsibility of bureaucrats and the people’s trust towards them, he instructed all the officials of the State Government to render their service sincerely and with dedication and refrain from committing any wrongful activity.
He also asked all bureaucrats concerned to voluntarily come out and rectify any wrongful deed, if committed earlier, before the Government starts taking up legal actions against them.
Biren expressed his satisfaction with the judiciary of the State for their cooperation in the Government’s initiative to take up legal action against offenders of law.
He further appealed to the public not to lobby with any Government officials for getting their work done, adding that the State Government is standing strongly against corruption and had been trying to root it out from the State.
Regarding illegal manufacturing of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at Thoubal district, the Chief Minister informed that a team of Khongjom police station, on receiving an input about illegal manufacturing of IMFL, conducted a search operation at the residence of Thokchom Bobo Singh of Khongjom Maning Leikai, under the supervision of Senior SP, Thoubal Jogeshchandra Haobijam.
During the search, certain items used in manufacturing IMFL including chemicals were seized. Three persons were arrested including Thokchom Bobo Singh, Thokchom (O) Bino Devi and Thokchom (O) Achoubi Devi, he informed.
Condemning all such activities which pose serious health hazards to the people, the Chief Minister stated that such heinous acts could be taken as an attempt to murder. He stressed the need for coordination between the Judiciary and the Executive to stop unlawful activities and save the State from its ill effects.
The Government would take up stern action against those involved in such activities, irrespective of communities and religions, the Chief Minister said.
Biren further informed that a team of Sagolmang police station had arrested three persons for their involvement in starting forest fire on the hill range of Kongba Maru. A case has also been registered against them under relevant sections for further investigation and necessary legal action.
IPR Minister Dr Sapam Ranjan, Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar, Secretary (Revenue) Namoijam Kheda Varta and other senior Govt officials were also present during the press briefing.