Govt asks CBI to reopen LoC case
GUWAHATI, June 29 – State Government spokesperson Pradyut Bordoloi today informed that the Government had officially moved the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asking the latter to consider restarting of the investigation into the LoC scam.
The Industry and Power Minister, during a press conference, said, “As the then Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, also an accused in the case, could not be questioned as desired by the CBI, we have asked them to consider reinvestigation.”
“The final discussion on the issue would however be taken in the next Cabinet meeting,” he pointed out. Though the CBI had sought prosecution sanctions against Mahanta, the then Chief Minister, the Governor denied the same on the ground of lack of sufficient evidence.
Asked why the State Government was suddenly digging out the old scam to corner the AGP leader, Bordoloi said that the Congress Government all along has been concerned about the scam and sought to clarify that it was not an desperate attempt to downplay the issue of large-scale anomalies in the NC Hills district.
Further asked as to why only a few departments were recommended for the CBI probe, he said, “If the CBI during its investigation into the NC Hills financial anomalies probe finds any evidence indicating anomalies in other departments, the State Government would extend its full cooperation.”
“If found guilty, our Government would spare none nor would it try to safeguard any of the convict,” he added.
Source: Assam Tribune