Ex-DC remanded to judicial custody till Aug 8

IMPHAL, 25th Jul: Former Tengnoupal district deputy commissioner (DC) Abujam Tombikanta IAS (retired), who was formally arrested by a team of Vigilance and Anti-corruption Manipur from Sajiwa jail on July 19 on the charge of misusing Rs 1.55 crore of government funds, has been remanded to judicial custody till August 8. On Thursday, police produced Tombikanta at the court and made a prayer for remanding him to judicial custody. However, the counsel of the accused submitted a remand objection along with a bail application. After hearing arguments of both sides, the Court remanded Tombikanta to judicial custody till August 8 and fixed hearing to the bail application on the same day.

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