Manipur by-polls: Assistant Prof suspended for "Model Code" violations

He had delivered a speech while making certain allegations against a candidate Md Abdul Nasir, another candidate from the same constituency.
Manipur by-polls: Assistant Prof suspended for "Model Code" violations
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IMPHAL:

An assistant professor at Lilong Haoreibi College in Manipur’s Thoubal district has been suspended for making allegations against a candidate contesting the by-elections from Lilong Assembly constituency.

Just ahead of Manipur by-polls scheduled on November 7, Md Sidiqur Rahman, an Assistant professor at Lilong Haoreibi College was issued an order of suspension by the Commissioner of Higher and Technical Education, M Harekrishna, under Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965.

According to reports, Rahman had on October 21, attended a meeting earlier at the residence of Y Antas Khan, an Independent candidate in the fray for the Lilong by-election. During the meeting, he had delivered a speech while making certain allegations against a candidate Md Abdul Nasir, another candidate from the same constituency.

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Following Rahman's speech, the Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Manipur, intimated the Administrative Department of Higher and Technical Education that he had violated Rule 5(1) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and so, he should be placed under suspension and appropriate disciplinary proceedings should be initiated against him, said the suspension order.

A complaint against the assistant professor was filed by a worker of Md Abdul Nasir, said Ramananda Nongmeikapam, joint CEO Manipur.

He added that based on the instruction from the CEO office, the deputy commissioner conducted an enquiry and submitted a report.

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The suspension order stated that a disciplinary proceeding is being contemplated against Rahman for violating Rule 5(4) of CCs (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and Para 4.4.2(B)(iv) & (v) of Manual on Model Code of Conduct (For the guidance of Political parties and candidates) & other related guidelines, March 2019.

The order also states that Rahman is not to leave the Headquarters without permission and will be getting subsistence allowance as admissible under the rules, during his period of suspension.

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