PIL against Apang posted for hearing

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Itanagar, Aug 30 (UNI) The hearing of Public Interest Litigation(PIL) filed against Gegong Apang, former chief minister Arunachal Pradesh, and his family members of amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income has been posted for hearing.

Gauhati High Court judges Ranjan Gogoi and B P Kotoki while describing the case fit for adjudication admitted the PIL, filed by one Tana Sunny for regular hearing on August 31, last year.

While pronouncing the decision, the judges noted that the case would be heared after four weeks by which time parties may exchange affidavits.

Mr Sunny had moved the court alleging that the former chief minister, despite having a humble beginning in life acquired wealth by corrupt practices during his two decades rule.

The petitioner was represented by senior counsels M K Choudhury and B Chakroborty, while the respondents were represented by senior counsel D K Mishra.

The petitioner had quoted a CBI probe against the accused.

Though a division bench of the High Court had initially differed in opinion referring the matter to CBI, but finally the matter was referred to a third judge, who on April 5, 2002 referred the case to the investigating agency, the petitioner said adding the outcome of the probe was not known.

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