Assam govt to recommend CBI probe into NCHAC scam

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the state government will recommend a CBI inquiry into the multi-crore NC Hills Autonomous Council scam as the accountant general`s report showed "irregularities" of funds in the council.

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Saturday said the state government will recommend a CBI
inquiry into the multi-crore NC Hills Autonomous Council
(NCHAC) scam as the accountant general`s report showed
"irregularities" of funds in the council.
"The AG`s report submitted to the government on August
23 has cited alleged irregularities of funds in various
departments of the PWD, forest, social welfare, agriculture,
health, etc of the NCHAC," Gogoi said.

"We had taken the initiative and conducted a probe
into the scam by the Manisena inquiry committee and had
decided to recommend a CBI investigation," he said.

Gogoi also said a special protection force would be
raised soon in the state for monitoring encroachment of
disputed areas along the inter-state boundaries.
The chief minister was critical of the Opposition AGP
alleging, "It was during their chief minister Prafulla Kumar
Mahanta`s tenure that `secret killings` took place. People
with black clothes around their faces killed relatives of ULFA
men to scare them into coming for talks.

"The newspapers of that time are testimonial to the
`secret killings`. How can such killings take place without
the connivance of the chief minister? If he did not know, the
then chief minister must be incompetent."

PTI

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