Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) claims that the CBI had filed two cases accusing 14 in one case and 16 others in another case.
By Imna Loncgchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president, K Therie has sought the intervention of the governor with regard to the news article published on October 13 by the New Indian Express (NIE) indicating that Nagaland state had withdrawn over Rs 70 crores towards construction of Kohima High Court building which does not “exist”. The state congress chief said the matter cannot be overlooked as it is a public property and one could not “run away” from the issue.
Therie in press release stated that in the matter, CBI has filed two cases (Case no 6/2021 and Case No 7/2021) accusing 14 in one case and 16 in the other while the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has also filed five cases.
He said as per the report, Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, was questioned by ED reportedly for around six at Rangapahar military base and added that if he (Rio) is not guilty, he should prove himself clean before the people adding that as the matter is “subjudice”, Rio should resign on moral grounds in order to enable the judicial process which according to Therie, Rio would not do so.
Therefore, the NPCC president said to uphold the commitment of India’s prime minister, and the union home minister over “zero tolerance” towards corruption, it is the responsibility of the Governor of Nagaland to dismiss the government to remove obstacles if any for free and fair investigations and also to deliver justice to the people.
“In other states, such accused resign on moral grounds or are dismissed with many living in jail. The law is the same for all. We demand justice from the Governor of Nagaland,” Therie said while also adding that it is also the duty of the BJP to come out clean in the matter if they are not collaborating in the corruption.