CBI investigates border fencing scam

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Aizawl, Feb 11 (PTI) The CBI has started an investigationinto the alleged multi-crore scam in the construction ofIndo-Bangladesh border fencing in south Mizoram''s ChakmaAutonomous District Council (CADC), official sources saidtoday.

The investigation was launched following a complaintfiled by Laxmi Bikash Chakma, BJP President of the CADC whoalleged massive misappropriation of funds by Congress leaders,officials of the CADC and the National Projects ConstructionCorporation, which is one of the contractors of the318-km-long international border fencing.

The CBI team arrived in Chawngte town, the headquartersof the CADC, on February eight and has been quietlyinvestigating the fraudulent payment of compensation to theaffected families involving more than Rs five crore.

Earlier, the state Governor, who is the Administrator ofthe autonomous district councils, had already givenprosecution sanction to the CBI on August 30 last year andcriminal cases under relevant sections of the Prevention ofCorruption Act and the IPC have already been registered. PTIHCV RG

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