Arunachal Pradesh Congress reiterates demand for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Trans-Arunachal Highway scam


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Itanagar, July 25: The opposition Congress has reiterated the demand for a CBI probe into the alleged multi-crore Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) compensation scam.

A delegation of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee led by its vice-president Minkir Lollen called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu at his office chamber here on Monday and submitted a memorandum apprising him about the multi-crore TAH compensation scam involving Potin to Bopi and Joram to Koloriang stretches of the highway.
It demanded for handing over the case to the central investigation agency CBI for an early and impartial enquiry, and immediate arrest of all those involved in the swindle.

It also called for immediate re-assessment of entire stretch of roads, providing land compensation to the genuine land affected people, and for early construction of TAH.

After hearing the reference narrated by Tamchi Tahar, chairman of APCC’s TAH Assessment Committee and member Rajen Nani on the whole episode of the scandal, the Chief Minister informed that the State Govt took up the matter seriously and added, since there is SIC investigation into the case, the Govt will punish all those involved in the scam irrespective of their status and political affiliations.

Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, who was also present during the interaction, explained that the reduction of breadth of RoW from 24 mtrs to 14 mtrs is only for town and Govt establishment areas, not for all the roads.

The APCC informed that the Chief Minister assured the delegation to conduct a meeting of Fact Finding Committee as and when Chief Secretary resumes his duty to review the findings of the Committee again.