JORHAT, Sept 27 � Refuting the allegation of corruption levelled against the Jorhat Municipal Board (JMB) by the district unit of the AJYCP, the ex-chairman of the civic body, Prasanta Bora has said that he is ready to face a probe by the CBI or any other investigating agency if it is properly done in connection with the alleged misappropriation of public money during his five-year term.
�The AJYCP members raised the allegation only to malign me. They are trying to mislead the people. I am ready to face an investigation by the CBI or any other agency if it is properly done, �said Bora, who completed his five-year term as the JMB chairman recently.
Addressing a press conference here, the ex- chairman of the JMB said, �The people of Jorhat will know the truth if an investigation is done properly on the utilisation of tax payers� money and government funds which were released under various projects during his term.
According to Bora, since the financial year, 2009-2010 to the fiscal 2014-2015, the municipal board received Rs 54,59,67,762 under government grants and Rs 17,25,48,719 as revenue from the tax payers of Jorhat .
�We neither violated the guidelines nor did any wrong while utilising the money. The AJYCP�s allegations are baseless as it said that we got Rs 100 crore under government grants instead of the correct amount of Rs 54,59,67,762,� said Bora.
It may be mentioned here that at a press conference on September 23, the district unit of the AJYCP had demanded a CBI investigation into the alleged scam of Rs 124 crore at the JMB in the last five years. According to the youth organisation, Jorhat has been lagging behind on the development front during the period as officials concerned and many contractors misappropriated huge government funds and tax payers� money released for infrastructural development and other civic projects here.