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Give scam papers to CBI: Akhil
- Activist threatens to tell all

Guwahati, July 16: Firebrand activist Akhil Gogoi today demanded Dispur to hand over all documents on funds embezzlement in NC Hills Autonomous Council to the CBI immediately.

The documents were seized by the Justice Manisana Commission and submitted to the state government.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti leader said he would make startling revelations about the scam in the hill district.

Gogoi told reporters that the Tarun Gogoi government was trying to destroy evidence gathered by the Manisana Commission since several Congress ministers were involved in the multicrore-rupee scam in Dima Hasao (formerly North Cachar Hills) district.

“The Manisana Commission collected 599 documents and materials regarding siphoning off funds meant for development of NC Hills by politicians and bureaucrats. Since the commission had submitted its reports to the government, all documents and evidences are now available with the ruling Congress government. With the CBI currently investigating the North Cachar Hills scam, the government would try to destroy the evidences gathered by the commission,” he said.

Gogoi said the samiti would soon expose some influential ministers of the ruling party with documentary evidence about their involvement in rampant corruption.

“The NC Hills scam is not limited to Rs 1,000 crore. The amount of corruption would be much more than the people of Assam could imagine. We will produce documents showing how the network of ministers, bureaucrats, contractors and militants siphoned off funds. The chief minister is adopting double standards on the NC Hills scam despite knowing the facts that his ministerial colleagues were involved in corruption,” he said.

On the other hand, the KMSS activist asked the ruling as well as Opposition parties to adopt a resolution in the Assembly session on Saturday to stop construction of the Lower Subansiri hydel power project immediately.

He said since the expert committee constituted by the government recommended a halt to the Lower Subansiri dam at its present site, legislators cutting across party lines must unite to stop the construction.

The KMSS leader also made it clear that opposing construction of mega dams did not imply that the samiti was against the development of Assam.

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