CBI FILES TWO CHARGESHEETS IN SEPARATE CASES REGARDING ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN NORTH CACHAR HILLS AUTONOMOUS COUNCIL (NOW IN DIMA HASAO)

Press Release
New Delhi , 26.12.2011

           The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed two chargesheets in three separate cases regarding alleged corruption in North Cachar Hills, Autonomous Council (Now Dima Hasao) in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Guwahati on 21.12.2011.

            The first case relates to the Social Welfare  Deptt., in which Chargesheet U/s.120B, 409, 420, 468, 471 IPC and Sec.13(2) r/w 13(1) (c) & (d) of P.C.Act, 1988 has been filed against the then Chief Executive Member, NCHAC; Dy.Director, Social Welfare Department; Junior Engineer of PWD on deputation to Social Welfare Department; Junior Engineer, DRDA Dhubri (under suspension); Junior Inspector of Co-operative Society and two private persons for misappropriating a sum of Rs.13.53 crore (approx) sanctioned for execution of works relating to different schemes under Social Welfare Department, in N. C. Hills, Assam.

            During investigation of the case, hard cash of Indian Currency amounting Rs.13.45 crore (approx) was recovered from a secret chamber constructed in the garage of brother-in-law of the accused Dy.Director.

In the Second case relating to the Soil Conservation Deptt, Chargesheet U/s 120B, 420,468, 471 IPC and Sec.13(2) r/w 13(1) (d) of P. C. Act, 1988 has been filed against two Divisional Soil Conservation Officers; Executive Member, Dima Hasao Autonomous Council, Haflong; one Range Officer; one Soil Conservation Field Worker; one Senior Soil Conservation Demonstrator and a Junior Soil Conservation Demonstrator, for misappropriation of an amount of Rs.1.66 Crore sanctioned for execution of works relating to Water Harvesting, Land Development, etc. in N. C. Hills(Now Dima Hasao).
           
            The Assam Govt. referred 9 cases (05 cases in 1020 and 04 cases in 2011) to the CBI on alleged corruption in North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (now Dima Hasco).  CBI has already filed three chargesheets in 03 separate cases on 23.11.2011.
           
            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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