CBI books former Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki
Procedures not adopted in awarding contracts as PWD minister.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and others for allegedly awarding contracts with out following procedures throughout his tenure because the Minister of Public Works Department (PWD) and Urban Development within the State. The beneficiaries included his kin, the company stated.
Among these named as accused are Nabam Aka, sister-in-law of Mr. Nabam, her firm, Jumsi Enterprise; Sraboni Bhattacharjee and her firm, S. B. Enterprise.
The First Information Report relies on the findings throughout a preliminary enquiry performed on the instructions of the Guahati High Court, into the allegation that in 2005-06, a number of work orders have been arbitrarily awarded by the PWD officers to the businesses owned or managed by the kin of Mr. Nabam, at his behest.
The newest case pertains to the award of labor for the development of a boundary wall and an exit gate of Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 at Salt Lake in Kolkata.
As it turned out, the then Assistant Commissioner of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Regional Office had moved a proposal for the development of a everlasting constructing contained in the Salt Lake premises for the regional workplace. The official beneficial that the development work be entrusted to the Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam because it had reportedly been establishing one other Kendriya Vidyalaya constructing in Kolkata.
However, the then Commissioner of the Regional Office entrusted the work to the Arunachal Pradesh PWD even supposing it didn’t have the wherewithal, as alleged.
Another proposal for the development of a boundary wall of the varsity was accepted and the work given by the Arunachal Pradesh PWD to Jumsi Enterprise. No aggressive bids have been invited. Subsequently, the work of establishing a second exit gate was given to S.B. Enterprise in the identical method.
During the preliminary enquiry, a junior engineer of the Arunachal Pradesh PWD, who supervised the works, alleged that he as soon as met Mr. Nabam, the then Minister, at Kolkata airport within the presence of the then Deputy Resident Commissioner Bijoy Talukdar and different officers.
Mr. Nabam allegedly launched his sister-in-law to the PWD officers and requested them to assist her get building works.