FPS agents alleged of defying court orders

The Manipur High Court had on June 11 ordered that the distribution of rice in Wangkhei assembly constituency had been banned until further notice

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The FPS agents of shop numbers, 265, 266, 267, 269, 270, 271 272, 273, 274 and 275 of Ward No XXVI, 15-Wangkhei assembly constituency have been alleged of withdrawing rice on Tuesday, despite orders issued by DC Imphal East district and the High Court of Manipur, banning Fair Price Shop (FPS) agents of Wangkhei assembly constituency from distributing NFSA rice.

The authorities concerned should commence an investigation at the earliest in regard to this issue, stated a release issued by FPS agent Md Amzad Khan and 27 other petitioners of Wangkhei assembly constituency.

According to the order WP(C) No 422 issued by the Manipur High Court on June 11, the distribution of rice in the assembly constituency had been banned until further notice, the release stated. The blatant disregard and defiance of the court orders is condemnable, and an investigation should be conducted immediately so that legal actions can be taken up against the culprits, it added. 

First Published:June 25, 2021, 1:17 a.m.

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