GUWAHATI, July 12 � Congress legislator Anjan Dutta today demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the stamp paper scam in the State.
Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the State Assembly, Dutta said that the State is losing huge amounts of revenue because of the fact that fake stamp papers are being sold openly in the State. He also deposited five such papers to the Speaker to prove his allegation and said that some government officials might be involved in such a scam. He said that the government should immediately order a probe and the guilty should be punished.
Bidya Sing Ingleng (Cong) also demanded immediate steps to stop selling of fake stamp papers.
In reply, Revenue Minister Prithibi Majhi assured that the government would take strong action against anyone found to be involved in the scam. He said that the government has already started the process of issuing E-stamps. He also said that the process of computerization of the Circle offices and all the registration Offices have started and once the process is completed, no one would be able to sell fake stamp papers.