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CBI charge sheets NEC officials

The CBI has filed a chargesheets against four officers of NEC, including three retired officials, and the principal and vice principal of a college in Shillong for financial irregularities of a scheme amounting to Rs 4.98 cr.



Shillong: The CBI has filed a chargesheets
against four officers of North Eastern Council (NEC),
including three retired officials, and the principal and vice
principal of a college in Shillong for financial
irregularities of a scheme amounting to Rs 4.98 crore.

"The charge sheet in the Court of the Special Judge,
Meghalaya, has been filed against UN Majhi retired Financial
Adviser, RP Kharpuri retired Director (Science & Technology),
AD Kharshiing, Extension Officer(s) all of NEC, and Peter
Thorose, Principal of St. Peter?s College and Mrs DD Syiem,
Vice-Principal," an official statement said today.

The case was taken by CBI on the allegation of
irregularities in implementation of the scheme "Holistic
Cluster Approaches at Grassroots level for Sustainable
development in NER."

The scheme was funded by the Science and Technology Sector
of NEC at a total estimated cost of Rs 4.98 crore which was to
be implemented by St. Peter’s College, Shillong in the year
2004-05 and targeted to be completed in the year 2006-07.

Out of the estimated cost of Rs 4.98 crore, a total amount
of Rs 2.67 crore was released by NEC in three installments -
Rs 47 lakh, Rs 20 lakh and Rs 200 lakh to the Principal, St
Peter’s College, Shillong in the financial years 2004-05 and
2005-06 for implementation of the scheme in five villages of
Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the statement said.

-PTI

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