An affidavit filed in the Manipur High Court by a Manipur Police Service officer has shone a rare light on how things work in the state. The case involves a drug heist in 2018 in which a police team led by officer Thounoujam Brinda arrested alleged drug baron Lhukosei Zou and recovered 2,80,000 methamphetamine tablets called “World is Yours” worth crores, 4.5 kg of heroin, and Rs 57 lakh in cash. “As the crackdown started the arrested accused revealed drugs were hidden at different places, including the quarters of an ADC (Autonomous District Council) member at Lamphel. Just as we were about to enter the quarter, a Whatsapp call came from Moirangthem Asnikumar, a BJP Vice-President and he asked about any development in drug busting”, Brinda has stated in her affidavit. “I told him I was in the middle of an operation and he made me speak to the Chief Minister over the phone”. The CM asked her to go ahead.