The two separatist leaders who announced the launch of the so called ‘Manipur government-in-exile’ in London have been booked and an NIA probe will be recommended against them, CM N Biren Singh said on Wednesday. Addressing a press briefing, the Manipur CM said that a case has been registered at Imphal police station against Yambem Biren and Narengbam Samarjit Singh. The two leaders had claimed on Tuesday that they were representing titular king of Manipur Leishemba Sanajaoba. However, Sanajaoba said on Wednesday that he has nothing to do with the announcement made by the duo.
Singh informed the media that officials have been directed to hand over the case to National Investigation Agency (NIA) and there will be a thorough investigation into the affairs of N Samarjit Singh and Salai Holdings Private Limited. N Samarjit Singh is the Director of Salai Holdings Private Limited. Addressing a press conference in London on Tuesday, Yamben Biren claimed himself to be the ‘Chief Minister of Manipur State Council’ and Narengbam Samarjit claimed to be the ‘Minister of External Affairs and Defence of Manipur State Council’.
They said they were speaking on behalf of the ‘Maharaja of Manipur’ to formally launch the government-in-exile – ‘The Manipur State Council’. Sanajaoba, while talking to a section of media on Wednesday at the palace here, said he is not related with the announcement made by the leaders claiming to be his representatives for separation of the state. Meanwhile, E Brojendro, Vice-chairman of Salai Holdings Pvt Ltd, told media that Samarjit has been removed from the post of Director.