NEW DELHI, Jan 11 - The Supreme Court on Monday allowed three weeks� time to Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki to counter the allegations in the impleadment applications filed by three applicants.
The impleadment applications were filed by Nabam Tagam, Yakur Tara and Tana Naya, said the Chief Minister�s Office sources.
The three persons, who tried to intervene in the matter of Nabam Tuki in the Supreme Court through impleadment applications, was heard on Monday by Justice RK Agrawal. He permitted Nabam Tuki to furnish his reply to three applications in three weeks. One of the applicants Nabam Tagam had earlier withdrawn his PIL in the Gauhati High Court.
The other two applicants Yakur Tara and Tana Naya have also filed PIL in the Gauhati HC making allegations against the State and Central governments regarding misuse of the disaster management fund, said CMO sources.
Last August, the Gauhati HC had ordered a CBI probe into allegations of corruption against Tuki.
Subsequently, the Supreme Court stayed the HC order. The probe was ordered in connection with a 2006 graft case. It was alleged that Tuki as PWD Minister had influenced the State Government to award contracts to his relatives without inviting tenders.