Manipur: Arrested ‘conman’ Kangujam Kanarjit's bail plea rejected
File image of Kangujam Kanarjit Singh

Imphal: The chief judicial magistrate of Imphal East in Manipur reportedly rejected the bail plea application of Kangujam Kanarjit Singh on Tuesday. Kanarjit was arrested in Delhi by a joint team of Delhi Police’s Special Cell and Manipur Police on charges of forgery and cheating.

As per reports, the magistrate also allowed the Porompat police station to formally arrest Kanarjit on charges of fraudulent activities in the name of the International Youth Committee (IYC) on request by IO of Porompat police station.

Kanarjit was produced before the court through video conferencing after completion of his seven-day police custody along with a prayer for remanding him to judicial custody for smooth investigation in the case.

According to reports, the investigation officer (IO) of the case submitted that on 30 January, 2016, Soram Gayatri of Lalambung Makhong lodged a written complaint before Porompat police Station, stating that Karnajit sold her homestead land using forged documents.

Also read: Who is ‘conman’ Kangujam Kanarjit Singh and what are his crimes?

During the investigation, it was learnt that the land was sold by the accused in the presence of the then sub-register IE/ SDC Headquarters, Porompat sub-division, with the help of a woman who posed as the owner of the land, the IO added.

The accused, who is a self-proclaimed youth leader, had also admitted the charges levelled against him, said the reports.

The court on perusal of the case record and after hearing both the parties rejected the bail application and remanded Kanarjit to judicial custody, the reports said.

The court further allowed the IO of Porompat police station to arrest Kanarjit for investigation of the case based on a complaint lodged by a student working on child rights and environmental issues for committing fraud, cheating and other related crime in the name of the IYC, the reports added.

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