Imphal, Mar 29,2021: Narengbam Samarjit founder or the Salai Holdings Ltd. and self style External Affairs Minister of “Manipur Government in Exile” has been brought to Imphal today by National Investigating Agency.
Narengbam Samarjit was earlier arrested in New Delhi on March 25, 2021 on arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport on an Air India flight from Heathrow, London.
The case pertains to the formation of Manipur State Council in London on October 29, 2019. Self-styled external affairs and defence minister of said council, Narengbam Samarjit Singh, and its chief minister, Yambem Biren, then declared Manipur independent of the Union of India.
Last Tuesday, the NIA filed a chargesheet against the five accused persons, including Samarjit and Yambem Biren, at the NIA Special Court, Manipur. They were charged under Sections 120B and 420 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 13 and 17 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
“Narengbam Samarjit Singh was the chairman and managing director of Salai Group of Companies and SMART Society. He, along with his associates Elangbam Brojendro Singh and Akoijam Deepa Anand are alleged of illegally collecting huge amounts of money and cheating the public by taking deposits from the public by offering 36 per cent annual returns on the deposits made to the Salai Group of Companies/SMART Society without any legal authority,” a statement by the NIA read.
Samarjit was produced at court number 5 of Patiala Court, New Delhi at around 2 pm on Friday. The NIA sought transit remand for Samarjit to the court. Following the plea, the judge allowed till March 31 to take Samarjit to Manipur.