Former IGP and State Information Commissioner, Dr Soibam Ibocha Singh passed away on Sunday due to Covid-related complications. He was 63.

Born in 1958 at Soibam Leikai in Imphal East district, Dr Soibam Ibocha served as Superintendent of Police of Imphal West, Thoubal, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Senapati and retired as IGP in 2018. He was awarded the President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

After retiring from the police force, he was appointed as State Information Commissioner by Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on October 22, 2018.

Dr Soibam Ibocha was a multifaceted personality winning numerous Literature awards for his contribution in the literary field. He was also president of Rugby Football Manipur and senior vice president of Amateur Rugby Federation of India.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Works Minister Th Biswajit Singh condoled the sudden demise of Dr Soibam Ibocha and said the State has lost a great academician and a sport enthusiast who did his best for the betterment of the society.