Saturday, May 19, 2007

MAN FLEES WITH NGO'S CASH

RHENOCK, May 18: In an unprecedented incident of breach of trust, one Mani Kumar Limboo alias Mani Tamling, a residence of Bermiok in West Sikkim fled with a cash amount of Rs 1,72,500 belonging to a Non Government Organisation (NGO) YODESS of Dalapchand, Rhenock in East Sikkim.


On 17 May a case was registered by Indra Kumar Pradhan of YODESS NGO of Dalapchand against Mani Kumar Limboo, a residence of Bermiok in West Sikkim and Bimal Subba, resident of Biring in Pakyong, East Sikkim who had reportedly approached the NGO for staging a music programme on 13 May.


On the same evening Mani Kumar Limboo betrayed the trust of the NGO and fled with the money amounting to Rs 1,72,500 which was supposed to be returned to the NGO. The accused Mani Kumar Limboo is presumed to have fled to Katmandu in Nepal.


The case was registered at Rhenock Police Station under Section 406 against criminal breach of trust of the Indian Penal Code and is under investigation. Source information reveals that the accused had also cheated his friend Bimal Subba because it was through Bimal he was recognised by that NGO and people of NGO in good faith gave him the NGO’s lottery tickets and on 13 May evening he was supposed to returned the sum that he actually ran away with.


On 13 May, till the evening the accused was reportedly traced at Rhenock but after the evening he was found missing. Later when members of the NGO summoned the accused Mani Kumar Limboo, the latter said that he will back at the earliest and even sent SMS to NGO members about the same. But till 17 may he did not return with the money in his possession leading the NGO members to lodge a compliant against Mani Kumar Limboo at the Rhenock Police Station and is absconding.