March 27, 2024

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, 23 Dec: Alleging that the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of the vigilance department is making arrests in a “pick and choose manner,” the All East Kameng District Students’ Union (AEKDSU) has questioned “the SIC’s credibility in the Seppa-Chayang Tajo NEC road scam.”

The AEKDSU demanded to know why the SIC is not arresting

 the remaining accused persons involved in the multi-crore scam.

“We are demanding that all the accused involved in the scam should be arrested immediately. The law is for everyone. Why is the SIC arresting in pick and choose manner? Why is the principal contractor, Gammon India Pvt Ltd, being spared?” AEKDSU president Chakang Yangda said in a press conference here on Thursday.

Urging the SIC to expedite the investigation, Yangda sought to know the current status of the investigation into the scam.

While welcoming Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s announcement of an additional Rs 20 crores for the Seppa-Chayang Tajo road, the union urged the state government to “come out with clarity on the status of the balance amount of Rs 21 crores.”

“We would like the authority or the government to give a clear picture on the balance amount of Rs 21 crores. Where is the mentioned amount parked?” Yangda said, claiming that the implementing agency, the PWD, “is unable to tell the fate of the balance amount.”

The AEKDSU also said that there are some sub-contractors…

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