CBI files chargesheet in NCHAC scam case

The CBI has filed two chargesheets in three separate cases of alleged corruption in the management of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council at a special court in Guwahati.

Last Updated: Dec 26, 2011, 16:25 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI has filed two chargesheets in three separate cases of alleged corruption in the
management of North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council at a
special court in Guwahati.

A CBI spokesperson said here on Monday that the "first case
relates to alleged misappropriation of a sum of over Rs 13
crore for execution of works relating to different schemes
under Social Welfare Department."

In its chargesheet, CBI has accused Mohet Hojai, the
then chief executive member, NCHAC, R H Khan, the then deputy
director, Social Welfare Department, Haflong besides three
other officials and two private contractors Debasish
Bhattacherjee and Amjad Ali of misappropriating government
funds of Rs 13.53 crore.

"The CBI has booked these officials and contractors of
Social Welfare Department of autonomous council under sections
of Indian Penal Code for criminal conspiracy and cheating
among others. Relevant sections of Prevention of Corruption
Act have also been pressed in the charge sheet," she said.

CBI alleged that during the probe, cash amounting to
Rs 13.45 crore was recovered from a secret chamber constructed
in the garage of the brother-in-law of the accused Deputy
Director R H Khan, sources said.

In the second case relating to Soil Conservation
Department, CBI has named divisional soil conservation
officers Arup Rai and Amitabh Rai, Subrata Hojai, Executive
Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, Haflong, L Chetia,
Range Officer (since Retired) besides three others officials
for alleged misappropriation of an amount of Rs.1.66 crore
sanctioned for execution of works relating to water harvesting
and land development in the area.

PTI