- Former Manipur CM O Ibobi Singh says he welcomes the investigation.
- Ibobi denies corruption charges on MDS Scam of Rs 186.79 crore.
- Ibobi dared competent authorities to check the Manipur Development Society accounts.
The former Chief Minister of Manipur and the Congress leader O Ibobi has recently made a statement on the allegations on him under the MDS scam. As per the statement, he denies the corruption charges and welcomes the investigation.
MDS Scam is of Rs 186.79 crore:
Former Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh has said he would welcome the investigation by any agency and cooperate with it in the alleged MDS scam. The scam is of Rs 186.79 crore.
He, while making the statement, said, he has no involvement in the case. Along with this, he said he is not a part of any “irregularity in the MDS case and did not sign any cheque.”
Ibobo Singh dared competent authorities to check the Manipur Development Society accounts and see “whether any cheque counter-signed by him was utilized in withdrawing money.”
On Saturday, the Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh made an announcement. As per the announcement, he said, a CBI inquiry will be recommended in the alleged MDS scam in which Ibobi Singh will be booked, once the preliminary police investigation is completed.
Ibobi Singh told a press conference on Saturday that the FIR, charging him of cheating, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy in connection with the alleged MDS scam, was “very unfortunate”.
Singh, who served as the chief minister from 2002 to March 2017 before Biren Singh BJP-led government came to power expressed dissatisfaction that the FIR was lodged without “any specific evidence”.
The former chief minister also claimed that the state vigilance commission was directed by him to conduct an inquiry into the alleged misuse of funds in the MDS, during his term as the chief minister, but it could not proceed further after the change of government in March this year.