Probe panel to suggest ways to overcome Garo council flaws
Shillong: A judicial commission,
investigating financial irregularities and other anomalies in
Garo Hill Autonomous District Council (GHADC), will suggest
ways and means to overcome the flaws inflicting the council.
Justice (retd) P G Agarwal, who is heading the
commission, said the commission has been trying to find out
what ails GHADC`s functioning and how it could be overcome.
The government had ordered the judicial inquiry after
an investigation by a deputy commissioner revealed that crores
of government funds meant of implementation of various schemes
have been misused by officials and elected members of the
An unspent amount of Rs 3.18 crore of the government
funds received by the council since 2008 was not found in the
Personal Ledger Account of the council, the probe report
submitted by Tura deputy commissioner Sanjay Goyal to the
Chief Secretary WMS Pariat said.
Several other financial irregularities, fund
diversions and anomalies in the mode of appointment and
promotions were detected in the investigation conducted by the
"We are collecting reports and memorandums. In the
last few days, recordings from seven evidences, mostly
government officials, were taken," Justice Agarwal said.
He said GHADC officials will also be examined.
"The exact loss of the exchequer and other estimates
of financial embezzlement are not yet know, but we are trying
to find out," Agarwal said, adding that the report would be
submitted `as soon as possible`.
Rome: Rome`s conservative Mayor Gianni Alemanno received a letter and a bullet through the mail at his office in the town hall.
The typed letter was said to have been signed `The Armed Patriotic Groups` (GAP) and was posted to Alemanno with the bullet inside a yellow envelope. The items were being examined by police forensic experts.
Alemanno described the letter as "elaborate and ideological". GAP was also the Italian acronym for the World War II partisan resistance formation The Patriotic Action Groups set up in 1943, which carried out acts of sabotage and guerrilla warfare.
A number of threats signed by purported left-wing extremists have been mailed to conservative and centre-left politicians as well as other prominent figures over the past eight months.
Alemanno, Labour Minister Maurizio Sacconi and other public figures including the head of Italy`s main private employers` association Emma Marcegaglia received mailed threats earlier this year.
The threats were posted in January to AKI in Rome and signed "For Communism, the Red Brigades, and the Galesi Centre for an Anti-imperialist Armed Movement".
Mario Galesi was a new Red Brigades member and murder suspect killed in a shoot-out with police aboard a train in March, 2003.
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