Saturday, February 4, 2023

Meghalaya pressure group writes to PM seeking CBI-ED probe into corruption


The Hynñiewtrep Integrated Territorial Organization (HITO), a pressure group in Meghalaya on Thursday petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) inquiry into the alleged scams in the state.
In a memorandum submitted to Modi thorough BJP president, Ernest Mawrie, HITO president Donbok Dkhar urged the Prime Minister to initiate investigation by the CBI and ED in the alleged illegal coal mining and transportation, recruitment of teachers and gambling.
Meanwhile, BJP state President Ernest Mawrie said that the party will thoroughly study the report on the various corruption cases prepared by the HITO and the core committee of the BJP will take appropriate action.
“The demand for CBI enquiry” on alleged coal mining and transportation in the state, saying that till date, no positive response was committed from the central government in this connection,” the memorandum read.
The HITO also demanded the central government to conduct a CBI enquiry on different scam and scandals committed by the previous and the present government from the coal scam, teachers recruitment scam, social welfare department rice scam, Saubhagya scam, ISBT scam, New Assembly building scam, ADC’s fund scam, smart meters scam, smart city scam, scam in the purchase, use of police HQ vehicles etc
“On the basis of the above-alleged scam, the HITO appeals to the central government through you to kindly enforce a CBI enquiry and book all the corrupt ministers and officials of the state so as to bring corruption-free and accountable governance,” Dkhar said, adding that “HITO feel that the State BJP should withdraw support to the MDA government as to enable a free and independent enquiry on the alleged corruption.”
On the legalization of gambling in the state, HITO president informed the Prime Minister that all sections of the society in the state are opposing the legalization of gambling in the state.
“The MDA government is in the position to proceed with the casino game in spite of opposition and objection, therefore your interference and intervention on the matter is highly requested for the public interest at large,” the memorandum read.

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