CM vows to destroy betel leaves

CHRONICLE BUREAU
IMPHAL, 5th Apr: With reference to the recent seizure of large consignment of betel leaves from Imphal Airport, Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) has conveyed that Chief Minister N Biren has assured of destroying the seized betel leaves.
In a statement, MSF general secretary Hijam Roshan conveyed that a four-member team of MSF met the Chief Minister on Sunday to discuss the matter. CM Biren assured that the seized betel leaves will be decimated and no one will be allowed to take it away from the custody of Airport security and all the 53 baskets of betel leaves which were shifted from the Airport have been seized and it is under the custody of Singjamei police at present.
Meanwhile, MSF has submitted a petition to the Chief Minister asking the government when and where it will destroy or dispose of the seized betel leaves.


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