GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - A three-judge bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice of India HL Dattu today stayed the Gauhati High Court (GHC) order directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe alleged corruption charges against Kuzholuuzo Nienu, former Health and Family Welfare Minister of Nagaland.
The three-judge bench which also comprised Justice Amitav Roy and Justice C Nagappan issued notices to the respondents in the matter. Advocate Kaushik Choudhury appeared on behalf of the petitioner while senior counsel MN Krishnamani argued the matter in the apex court.
The special leave petition was filed in the apex court after GHC, on August 22, had directed the CBI to investigate the misappropriation of a huge amount of money in the construction of Phek-Chozuba road in Nagaland wherein former Nagaland Minister was involved.
The GHC order came in the wake of a PIL filed by one Thuputhiyi Venuh, of Nagaland seeking a CBI probe into the non-completion of an NLCPR project �Construction of Road from Phek to Chozuba� and the allegation of misappropriation of money. It was alleged that the work was allotted to KK Chire & Company and the proprietor of the company was the brother of the then Minister of Health & Family Welfare department.