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Premature to say more politicians involved in Assam scam: CBI
Guwahati/Shillong, JUL 14 (IANS):
Published on 14 Jul. 2010 11:21 PM IST
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The CBI Wednesday said it was too premature to claim involvement of more politicians in the multimillion rupee financial scam involving swindling of government funds in Assam’s North Cachar Hills district.
Mohit Hojai of the Autonomous State Demand Committee is the only politician now arrested on charges of colluding with militants in siphoning funds, while a bureaucrat, R.H. Khan, is the lone government official in prison on the same charge.
A CBI team from Shillong is involved in the investigations. The politician-militant-bureaucrat-contractor nexus involving government funds siphoned off in the North Cachar Hills district was unravelled by the National Investigating Agency (NIA) last year.
The NIA was entrusted by the central government in June 2009 to probe a criminal case after Assam Police arrested two Dima Halim Daogah (DHD-J) rebels in April with Rs.1 crore cash and weapons. The case was later handed over to the CBI.
The NIA, in its final chargesheet, said elected members of the NCHAC helped the outlawed Jewel Garlosa faction of the DHD-J to siphon government funds.

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