Sunday, 5 August 2012

Corruption charges against BMDC to be probed

From our Special Correspondent 

SILCHAR, July 29: All the charges of corruptions, anomalies and irregularities as labelled against Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council would be investigated by Dr Ajij Ahmed, IAS, divisional commissioner of Hills and Barak Valley and Hills Area Development Commissioner. This was communicated to Gopidas Sinha, member, Assam State Linguistic Minorities Development Board and social worker and chief advisor of Bishnupriya Manipuri Krishak Sangstha and Bishnupriya Manipuri Unemployed Youths Association, by RK Das, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam, Welfare of Plains Tribes and Backward Classes. This order for investigation was issued vide official memo no. TAD/BC/590/2012/58 dated July 27 on the directive of Rajiv Lochan Pegu, Minister of WPT and BC, Government of Assam. 

Dr Ajij Ahmed is to submit the report within three months of investigation to the department of WPT and BC, as advised by RK Das. It is to be recorded that eight social organizations under the banner of Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha have been relentlessly campaigning and carrying on agitations under the leadership of Gopidas Sinha for causing the probe. Gopidas Sinha had decided to go for indefinite hunger strike at the last gate of Dispur when the monsoon session of the State Assembly was to begin. The Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had to intervene and a bilateral meeting was arranged between the members of Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies and Rajiv Lochan Pegu, Minister of WPT and BC on July 14 in which the decision to investigate the allegations of corruptions was taken.

Courtesy: The Sentinel

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