Manipur Development Society scam: Ibobi Singh says ‘charges of misappropriated funds fabricated’

Manipur Development Society scam: Ibobi Singh says ‘charges of misappropriated funds fabricated’

IMPHAL, September 4: Former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh on Sunday termed the charges against him of misappropriating funds as "fabricated".

A probe into the financial "scams" in the Manipur Development Society to the tune of Rs 185 crore was one of the pre-election pledges by the BJP in Manipur and FIRs were lodged on Friday against the former Chief Minister, three former Chief Secretaries and two officials.

The misappropriation concerns the funds for providing infrastructure for water sports in the Loktak lake. Former chief secretaries O. Nabakishore and P.C. Lawmkunga have clarified that there was no financial irregularity during their tenure as chairmen of the society.

The Congress termed the registration of an FIR against Ibobi Singh and others a "political vendetta".

(Agencies)

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