Manipur cop Th Brinda to challenge Manipur Assembly polls, says he joined in politics to “change the system”
Manipur decorated cop Th Brinda has said she will challenge upcoming Assembly polls in Yaiskul constituency in Imphal.
While the Extra SP has yet to announce which party she will join, there are plenty of rumors that she might choose the BJP.
Brinda, who has yet to resign, said she decided to go into politics to change the current system. “I could not fulfill my duty at the executive level due to constant political interference,” she said, adding that her vision was to uplift the young and the poor.
On Sunday, a brief altercation occurred near his residence in Yaiskhul Janmasthan after police stopped a campaign rally in favor of Brinda. Cops said the move came after Brinda failed to produce documents showing the necessary clearance had been given for the rally.
Th Brinda is the first Narcotics Officer in the history of Manipur to receive a Bravery Award.
The Police Medal of the Chief Minister of Manipur was presented to him at an event organized to celebrate the 71st Independence day.
Brinda then returned the Bravery Award in protest after the Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) special court in Manipur acquitted former CDA president Chandel Lukhosei Zou and six others in a high-profile drug trafficking case in 2018.
Brinda, who was then the additional SP at the NAB police station, led the operation leading to the arrest of Lukhosei Zou and seven other people allegedly with a huge shipment of drugs, in cash on June 19, 2018. Drugs Seized during the series of raids was worth over Rs 27 crore in the international market.