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FIR filed against Meghalaya legislators
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 26
Published on 27 Mar. 2010 1:01 AM IST
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The Steering Committee Against Murder of Democracy (SCAMOD) today lodged an FIR against legislators and officials for producing “inflated” bills and “fake” documents as per the Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) findings.
Between October 8 to 20, 2006, a 17-member delegation led by the then Assembly Speaker, undertook a tour of Delhi-Amsterdam-London-Paris-Rome and back submitted “inflated” bills and “fake” documents to the Assembly Secretariat costing the state exchequer Rs. 1.67 crore.
The delegation which also visited the House of Commons in London on a day’s study tour claimed Rs. 12.10 lakh to Rs. 11.06 lakh as TA, which was reimbursed by the Assembly Secretariat without proper verification.
However, SCAMOD, a conglomeration 14 organisations filed an FIR against those touring members with the Inspector General, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) BR Rana demanding a probe into the misappropriation of public money. The CAG report had exposed multiple scams in Assembly Secretariat and other government departments worth crores of rupees.
“We have lodged an FIR against unknown persons who had knowingly caused and deliberately acted to cause great financial loss and harm to the State and its citizens,” SCAMOD Spokesman, Toki Blah told reporters.
A time frame of two weeks has been given to the police to complete its probe and also to take action against those involved in the embezzlement of funds.
However if the police fail take action , Blah said SCAMOD would then decide future course of action including creating public pressure to demand for rights of justice.

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