AIZAWL, July 8 - Mizo National Front (MNF) has demanded on the State Government to initiate a CBI probe into Sunshine Overseas Company and the alleged holding of 21 per cent share in the firm by Health Minister Lal Thanzara.
Slamming the State Government for not fulfilling its manifesto in which it promised to call CBI for probe into certain cases, MNF said that if the government is willing to invite CBI to probe into the sensational dacoity case of smuggled gold bars worth Rs 14.50 crore, the Central investigating agency should be called to investigate Sunshine Overseas Company and the alleged 21 per cent share held by Health Minister Lal Thanzara in the company.
The MNF said the government should invite CBI also to probe the supply of high protein biscuits by HP Food Products owned by the Health Minister.
It also asked the government for a CBI probe into Mizoram State Lottery scam in which the State Government incurred severe loss due to favouritism by higher authority, Mizo Carbon Products scam in which the company was secretly awarded Central subsidy involving crores of rupees and the loss of over Rs 2,800 crore in what is termed as NLUP scam.
Meanwhile, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday challenged opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) to revive the Lottery case filed against him. Addressing a party political session at Congress Bhavan, Lal Thanhawla while challenging the opposition said if the MNF has any suspicion on him on the alleged lottery scam, they should directly file a PIL in the high court rather than making a public allegation.
MNF had also alleged that Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla had accorded undue favour to a lottery agent after overruling the decision of Mizoram State Lottery Committee (MSLC).
Reacting to MNF allegation of not inviting CBI to probe into corruption cases, Lal Thanhawla said his government invited the CBI to Mizoram whenever there is a case which is worth probing.