GUWAHATI, Dec 21 � The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed seven chargesheets in the Court of Special Judge, CBI (Guwahati) in connection with two cases relating to misappropriation of funds in NC Hills Autonomous Council (now Dima Hasao).
While seven persons including Mohit Hojai, the then chief executive member of the Council and RH Khan, the then deputy director and one of the prime accused in the multi-crore-rupee scam, have been named as accused in the chargesheet filed in connection with Social Welfare department embezzlement, the CBI has named 22 as accused including Subrata Hojai, executive member, Haflong and two Divisional Soil Conservation Officers, Arup Rai and Amitabh Rai Sarma (Rai and Sarma have been named in all the six chargesheets) filed in connection with the anomalies in the Soil Conservation department.
The six chargesheets have been filed in the case (Soil Conservation) on separate counts against the 22 persons.
The two cases relate to embezzlement in the Social Welfare department and the Soil Conservation department. While in the Social Welfare department, an amount of Rs 13.53 crore was misappropriated in the name of supply of equipment and expenses on the welfare of elderly people , the embezzlement in the Soil Conservation department amounted to Rs 1.66 crore shown to be spent on various areas including water harvesting.
Briefing mediapersons today, Deputy Inspector General and Regional Head of the Anti-corruption Zone H Nongpluh said that the persons have been named as accused based on the evidence collected by the investigators.
He said that the CBI has also suggested steps to plug loopholes in the Government machinery. �The present mechanism allows any officer of the department concerned to withdraw money. We have suggested steps to plug the existing lacunae,� Nongpluh stated.