IFP Bureau | IMPHAL | Nov 7
The Manipur High Court to take up suo-moto case against one Manipur Public Service Commission (MPSC) candidate, 2016 Tongbram Bimolchand for allegedly using contemptuous statement against the high court judges at a live discussion programme of a local news channel on November 3.
The suo-moto type is ‘criminal contempt’ against Bimolchand for his statement made during the discussion held on the topic ‘MPSC aspirants unhappy over government inaction on agenda Manipur.’
The programme was hosted by anchor, K Saratchandra. The other two guests who took part in the programme are spokesperson of group of aspirants, Keisham Kishan and MU associate professor, Chinglen Meisnam.
Bimolchand took part in the discussion representing the selected candidates.
In the programme, Bimolchand reportedly stated, “the judgement made by those judges, who do not even know under which article MPSC was established, is very doubtful.” He also raised similar criticisms against the judges during the programme.
It may be mentioned that the discussion programme was held in respect to MPSC aspirants being aggrieved over alleged government inaction on the issue.
The topic was discussed in the programme after Manipur High Court division bench comprised by justice, Kh. Nobin and justice, Lanusungkum Jamir on October 18, quashed Manipur Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination(MCSCCE), 2016 which was conducted by Manipur Public Service Commission(MPSC). A CBI probe within three months was also ordered in the same regard.
The employment order of the 82 candidates who were selected through MCSCCE 2016, have been cancelled by the High Court. Tongbram Bimolchand is among the 82 candidates.