A Manipur court docket has directed a girl police officer to not make any “unsubstantiated and ex- facie defamatory” statements towards Chief Minister N Biren Singh whom she had accused of pressuring her to launch an alleged drug seller.
In his order on Wednesday, Y Somorjit Singh, Civil Decide, Senior Division, directed Thaounaojam Brinda, a Manipur Police Service officer, and 10 different defendants, together with some newspapers, to desist from making “orally, reporting or republishing” imputations and allegations made in an article printed on July 14.
The court docket was listening to a petition by Singh looking for an order restraining the officer from making “defamatory” statements towards him and blocking content material associated to the allegation in media.
The newspapers had pubished an article based mostly on an affidavit filed by Brinda the place she had claimed the chief minister had pressured her to launch the alleged kingpin of a drug racket Lukhosei Zou.
“The remarks, imputations and allegations made by the defendants towards the plaintiff within the aforesaid articles are of such nature that it’s going to undoubtedly malign and degrade the popularity of the plaintiff’s private and political profession.
“It appears the defendants printed the article with out verification and substantiation of the contents of the affidavit dated July 13 which was mendacity within the faulty checklist of Excessive Courtroom of Manipur,” the choose mentioned within the order.
The officer had additionally allegedly made some uncharitable remarks towards the judiciary following which the particular choose of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances ACT (NDPS) court docket had approached the Manipur Excessive Courtroom for contempt motion towards her.