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Three frauds sent to jail
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, March 18 2013: Three impostors who conned hundreds and were said to have collected over Rs 12 crore from their victims have been sent to jail yesterday after spending almost 9 days in police custody, police said Monday.

Churachandpur police had on March 8 apprehended three executives of Broadcasting Service Network Ltd, Indian Mobile Service-3G NE, Manipur which it said was a bogus, after discreetly investigating the company's working for weeks.

Three individuals including the alleged kingpin identified as Irom Kunjakishor Singh (63) s/o Irom Pradeep Singh of Waiton Awang Leikai, the self-styled Joint Director were apprehended at the Churachandpur office located at Hmuntha, Saikot and in the subsequent raids.

Atom Ibochou (44) a resident of Sagolband Terayangkhom Leirak who held the post of Dy Chairman (In-charge of CCpur District) and Irengbam Nilamani Singh (54) CEO, of Lamboi Khongnangkhong, were the other accomplices.



The Three frauds
The Three frauds


The company by claiming that they will be providing 3G mobile services in the near future has reportedly conned about 109 individuals in Churachandpur district alone.

They have collected cash ranging from Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 3 lakhs from each of these individuals against their appointment in the company, said L Mangkhogin Haokip, SP, Churachandpur district.

When the government has allocated the 3G spectrum only to three well-known companies in the North Eastern circle; it is unlikely that a newly floated local company will get the same benefit well after the spectrum auctioning process was over.

This raised eyebrows of the SP while maintaining that he cross-checked his information from New Delhi, Dimapur and other cities before ordering the raid.

'They have no document to substantiate any of their claims.

In fact, Irom Kunjakishor Singhthe kingpin of the fraud has admitted that he had appointed himself as the Joint Director.

Other functionaries in the company were though appointed by him,' said the district police chief.

Two of the people who got appointed in the company were posted at Singngat headquarters, but they returned frustrated as they could not locate the office there, the SP said.

While in police custody, the three have reportedly confessed to collecting cash from over 500 people in the name of the company, signifying that the entire cash collected by the company would very well cross Rs 12 crores.

The exact number of people who were victimized by the company however was hazy as there are numerous executives who were authorized to make the recruitment but did not maintain proper records, said the police adding the cash collected in Churachandpur alone will be more than Rs 2.5 crores.

The police were still looking for at least three more individuals involved in the fraud.

Interestingly enough, the company like the Social Welfare fraud exposed some years back in the district has been paying monthly salary to its employees from cash which was collected.


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