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Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) seeks Governor’s intervention in Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation scam

Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee

A Congress delegation led by Takam Sanjoy submitted a memorandum Mishra

Our Correspondent

Itanagar, July 17: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today sought early intervention of Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra in the Trans Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation scam and urged him to direct the state government to hand over the case to CBI or any other central investigation agency for fair and transparent investigation.

A delegation of the Congress led by its president Takam Sanjoy submitted a memorandum to the governor apprising him of the multi-crore embezzlement while disbursing compensation to the beneficiaries in the portions of TAH at Lower Subansiri and Kamle districts of the state, a party release informed here.

The governor assured the delegation to look into the matter at his own level and to take up with the Centre as well as state government. He was also very serious after hearing the fact and expressed deep concern regarding the rampant corruption and said that corrupted should not be spared at any cost irrespective of any political party.

He said that accountability, transparency, audit, mid course check is important indicator for the development of the state.
It may be recalled that sleuths of Special Investigation Cell (Vigilance) of state police on July 3 last arrested former Lower Subansiri Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, District Land Revenue and Settlement Officer (DLRSO) Bharat Lingu and businessman Likha Maj for their alleged involvement in the compensation scam in the Joram to Koloriang portion of the TAH.

Lollen, during his tenure as DC is alleged to have been involved in gross irregularities in assessment and disbursement of compensation in relation to the TAH project.

An amount of Rs 40 crore was sanctioned for construction of the Joram to Koloriang stretch of TAH, which was funded by the Centre through National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL).
The enquiry into allegations of irregularities revealed conspiracy and active connivance of these officers and individuals to misappropriate government money through irregularities in assessment process, disbursement of excess compensation and compensation to fake beneficiaries.