The Manipur executive on leisurely Sunday evening withdrew its repeat to confer gallantry medal to Sub-Inspector Bheishamayum Debson who used to be arrested for trafficking medication worth over ₹3 crore in 2013.
Debson used to be among the 13 police officials who comprise been to be awarded the ‘Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Gallantry’ on August 13 or Patriots Day to commemorate the 1891 Anglo-Manipuri battle.
The Manipur executive launched a probe after the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) pointed out Debson’s involvement within the drug case and demanded an inquiry into his award. Following the inquiry, the chief also suspended Debson, in conserving with a file by The Indian Categorical.
Debson and any other sub-inspector comprise been accused of main an 11-member group transporting medication to the Indo-Myanmar border city of Moreh in two executive vehicles. A gaggle of Manipuri Commandos of Thoubal district had arrested the group then.
Rehanuddin Choudhury, joint secretary (residence), in a assertion, thanked the AMSU for bringing it to the awareness of the chief and added that the chief has withdrawn and cancelled the award of the gallantry medal to sub-inspector Debson “in conserving with a preliminary enquiry” and has place aside him beneath suspension for concealing the drug case pending in opposition to him.
The assertion added that inspector E Roshan Singh of Imphal East district police who used to be learned responsible for lapses within the preliminary processing has also been positioned beneath suspension.
“I sincerely respect the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) for pointing out a wicked apple among the gallantry award winners of Manipur Police. These guilty will be dealt with as they deserved. Please continue the supreme work,” Chief Minister N Biren Singh acknowledged in a tweet on Monday.
I sincerely respect the All Manipur Students Union (AMSU) for pointing out a wicked apple among the gallantry award winners of Manipur Police. These guilty will be dealt with as they deserved. Please continue the supreme work. pic.twitter.com/oNOjbKsfFT
— N.Biren Singh (@NBirenSingh) August 17, 2020