Assam govt refers nine cases for CBI in NC hill district scam

Guwahati, Jan 27 (PTI) The Assam government hasreferred nine cases related to misappropriation of developmentfunds in NC Hills district to the union Department ofPersonnel and Training (DoPT) so that CBI can probe them.

DoPT has given its consent for inquiry andinvestigation into five cases by CBI but is yet to give itsconsent for the remaining four cases, an official release heretoday said.

The state government government had referred one caseeach relating to the public works department, public healthand engineering, agriculture, soil conservation, forest,health, panchayat and rural department and two to the socialwelfare department, the release said.

The state government is further examining all cases ofmisappropriation mentioned in the special audit report ofAccountant General for referring it to the CBI, it said.

The CAG had detected anomalies in development fundmanagement of North Cachar Hills district. The issue hasrocked the state with opposition parties demanding dismissalof the ruling Congress government on the issue.

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