SHILLONG, Oct 19 - Chief of Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), PN Syiem today assured a magisterial inquiry and swift action against those who allegedly transferred the Council�s fund into their personal account.
Syiem, who is also an MLA, suspended from the Congress party for his �anti-party� activities, said in the Council today that the magisterial probe into the fund embezzlement would submit its report within two months.
According to reports, the fund collected by the Council as professional tax was routed to a personal account of a former secretary to the Council�s executive committee.
The amount transferred was worth about Rs 2 crore. The clandestine transfer of Council�s fund has been going on for some years now and it occurred when the Council was headed by the Congress and also a coalition headed by the regional parties, according to reports.
Terming the report of such alleged illegal transfers as a �serious matter� he informed members of the Council that substantial information have been collected and the probe team would have sufficient material to investigate upon.
The issue was brought before the Council through a zero hour notice moved by Hill State People�s Democratic Party member, Teilinia S Thangkhiew who demanded a CBI probe.
Moving the notice, she said, such allegation of blatant corruption is a serious matter and demanded time-bound inquiry by the CBI so that swift action could be taken against the guilty. Other members of the council were united in demanding swift action against those guilty.