CBI denies reports about interrogating Assam ministers
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Last Updated: Friday, August 06, 2010, 19:23
  
Shillong: The CBI on Friday said its probe into diversion of funds in Assam's North Cachar Hills Autonomous District Council was progressing well but denied reports that it was going to interrogate some Assam ministers in connection with the scandal.

Shillong-based CBI DIG H Nongpluh, who is heading the probe, said that there was no truth in media reports that some Assam ministers, among 11 people, would be interrogated.

He said five officers of the investigating agency were camping in the district headquarter town of Haflong for the probe which would take about a year's time to complete.

The CBI took up the case after the National Investigating Agency detected financial anomalies while investigating a nexus between officials, politicians and militants in the insurgency-hit district.

The NIA has named 30 people, including former members of the executive council of the council and militants, in its FIR which said there were financial anomalies to the tune of Rs 32 crore in five departments ? PWD, PHE, Agriculture, Soil Conservation and Social Welfare - of the council.

The CBI had earlier recovered over Rs 13 crore from a residence in Guwahati allegedly siphoned off from the Council's fund.

PTI


First Published: Friday, August 06, 2010, 19:23


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