The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a chargesheet naming Manipur BJP MLA Lourembam Rameshwor as an accused in a case related to the Manipur University.

The CBI has accused the BJP MLA of criminal conspiracy in the case.

The chargesheet, filed by the Imphal branch of the Central investigating agency on September 21, reportedly stated that the BJP MLA Rameshwor cheated the university as the owner of a private firm.

Rameshwor in collusion with its manager Kshetrimayum Joykumar Singh and three university employees – K Jibankumar Singh, K Basanta Singh and N Tejebndro Singh – during 2012-2016 cheated the university.

In 2017, L. Rameshwor had sought the BJP ticket to contest the assembly polls and won from the Keirao assembly constituency.

The CBI “has established beyond doubt” that the accused persons “entered into a criminal conspiracy with each other” to cheat the university, Imphal Press reported.

Jibankumar Singh, who was then the finance officer of the university, was suspended in the case that involved alleged swindling of around Rs 75 lakh.

According to reports, they had falsely shown receipt of the furniture items (to be placed at the international guest house of the university) in full quantities in the stock register on October 7, 2014 and the entire bill amount was falsely claimed by M/S Lourembam Enterprise [which is owned by the BJP MLA].

The accused have been asked to appear before the court of the special judge (Prevention of Corruption Act) at Imphal West district on October 12.

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