Reports submitted to HC
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, February 16 2017:
As directed in the earlier sitting, IOC's Imphal Divisional Manager, CRPF DIG and IG AR (S) appeared before a full bench of the High Court of Manipur comprising of Chief Justice Rakesh Ranjan Prasad, Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin.
Advocate General Th Ibohal submitted that loaded oil tankers were escorted up to Imphal along with other goods carriers in greater quantity than the quantity prescribed by the High Court in a week.
Loaded oil tankers were escorted up to Imphal on February 10, 11, 14 and 15 this week.
The total number of tankers brought to Imphal this week included 114 petrol tankers, 142 diesel tankers and 103 LPG bullet tankers.
The AG submitted that the prices of essential commodities provided under public distribution system are controlled by the Government.
Even though consumable items including essential commodities sold in open markets are not controlled by the Government, there is no acute scarcity of any commodity.
In compliance with the High Court's directive, all UNC office bearers have been served notices by post apart from publishing the same notice in local newspapers, submitted the AG.
Moreover, jail authorities have been asked to produce UNC president Gaidon Kamei and information secretary Sangkhel Stephen before the Court on February 22 .
The High Court then directed senior counsels assisting the PIL to submit reports and documents about hike in prices of essential commodities, if available, at the next sitting.
Counsel Sashibushan appeared for the IOC while ASG Rupachandra appeared for CRPF and IG AR (S) .