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PIL against Arunachal for misuse of central funds

PIL against Arunachal for misuse of central funds

A PIL has been filed in the Gauhati High Court against the Arunachal Pradesh government alleging gross misuse of central funds.

Justice Rumi Kumari Phukon of the Itanagar permanent bench on June 1 admitted for hearing the PIL filed by social activist Tana Naya from Seppa in East Kameng district.

The petitioner alleged involvement of the state government in the diversion of funds meant for developmental work from 2011 to 2015.

“Certain documents including communications exchanged between the state government and RBI have been appended in the PIL which were obtained through RTI, in support of the contentions so raised by the petitioner regarding misuse of central grants and huge diversion of funds by the state government,” the judge said.

The respondents in PIL include, state Chief Secretary, Special Secretary (Finance), Development Commissioner (Finance), Finance secretary and Disaster Management director.

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