Wednesday, October 5, 2022

RPP files complaint against RD dept with State Crime PS

Rising People’s Party (RPP) has filed a complaint with State Crime Police Station at Police Headquarters (PHQ), Kohima regarding complaint that the Rural Development (RD) Department was threatening beneficiary villagers of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme.
The party termed the department’s pressure tactics as nothing but extortion.
While the State Crime Branch investigates the matter, RPP appealed to all the beneficiaries of the scheme not to give in to the threats of the RD department, stressing that they should not return the money that rightfully belonged to them.
For any further complaint, RPP provided names of individuals along with their phone numbers– Rising Youth vide-president Hekito Sema (7005159255), Rising Youth general secretary Tokato Chishi (9366957822), Rising Youth secretary Khithemu Kath (6909027052), Rising Youth Phek district president Kulupoyi Vadeo (9862847736) and Rising Youth Dim-Chumu-Niuland secretary Nigel Sangtam (7005618400).
Meanwhile, RPP general secretary Amai Chingkhu and secretary Akum Longkumer in their complaint to the officer in-charge of State Crime Police Station stated that they had received complaints from all over the State that the RD Department was threatening the beneficiary villagers.
They said the fact that the department was now harassing the poor beneficiaries at the behest of the NDPP-BJP ruling coalition was a serious issue that could not be ignored by the Crime Branch.
They recalled that years back thousands of beneficiaries were identified and a first instalment of Rs 22,000 approximately was deposited into the beneficiary bank accounts for construction of houses under PMAY-G.
Much later, after the release of the second instalment of Rs 88,000 into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries, the duo alleged that department officials were now demanding that the beneficiaries withdraw the amount of Rs 78,000 and hand over the cash to the respective BDOs.
While the instalment amount might vary block-wise, they said the gist of the complaint was the extortion aspect that the Crime Branch was more than competent to investigate.
They mentioned that they were filing the complaint on the firm belief that the State Crime Police Station would investigate the matter in all seriousness regardless of political pressure that would surely be exerted upon it.
They pointed out that the complaint was in public interest and therefore demanded that action taken report be intimated to the party without delay.