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JPCC welcomes CBI probe into MGNREGA-related deaths

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 21:35

Ranchi: Jharkhand PCC on Sunday welcomed the
Union Rural Development Ministry`s recommendation for CBI
probe into two cases of murder, apparently related to
corruption and wage demands in MGNREGA scheme.

"There are numerous instances of corruption cases in
MGNREGA schemes and the CBI probe will unearth them," PCC
General Secretary-cum-spokesman Sailesh Sinha said here.

"The recommendation has come as a deterrent to the
authorities, who are responsible to implement schemes under
MGNREGA," he added.

The first case pertained to the killing of Niyamat
Ansari, a key aide of noted civil rights activist and a former
member of Central Employment Guarantee Council (CEGC) Jean
Dreze.

Dreze had complained to the union ministry that Ansari
was murdered in Latehar district after he exposed siphoning of
MGNREGA funds in Rankikala gram panchayat.

The second case was murder of one Subal Mahato, who
was allegedly lynched by his employer for demanding revised
wages in accordance with MGNREGA in Bokaro district.

Both the incidents took place in February/March this
year.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 21:35

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