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NC Hills scam: Court upholds ED plea

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 28 � The Special Court, Guwahati today upheld the petition filed by the Directorate of Enforcement, Government of India, which sought permission for interrogating and examining all the 13 accused in connection with the multi-crore fund diversion case in the NC Hills district.

The directorate had sought the permission on the strength of enforcement case information report number 20/Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)/2002/GAU/2009. The 13 accused will be questioned in the Guwahati Central Jail.

Randeep Sharma, Assistant Solicitor General of India had moved the Special Court, Guwahati this morning on behalf of the Directorate of Enforcement seeking permission to question all the 13 accused charge-sheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the alleged Rs 1,000 Crore fund misappropriation case in the NC Hills district.

The 13 accused include RH Khan, the former joint director of Social Welfare department, Mohit Hojai, the former chief executive member of the NC Hills Autonomous Council and Jewel Garlosa, the chairman of DHD (J), besides ten others.

It needs mention here that the Directorate of Enforcement on the basis of the report of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) had registered a suo-moto case in December 2009 and investigation was accordingly initiated into the case.

�I had moved the court on behalf of the directorate after the investigation into the anomalies necessitated the need for questioning of the 13 accused who are presently in judicial custody,� Sarma said while talking to this reporter.

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