Aizawl (mizonews.net): The Anti Corruption Bureau on Saturday evening arrested PWD Engineer-in-Chief, Lianchungnunga, Ex-Engineer-in-Chief Liansanga and PWD Accountant B Thanpuia on charge of corruption. They were, however, released on bail.
According to reports, Anti Corruption Bureau had arrested Lianchungnunga s/o Hranga (L) Chaltlang Dawrkawn, Liansanga s/o Suakkunga (L), Khatla and B Thanpuia s/o B Lalnghaka (L), Upper Republic following the FIR lodged against them on their allegedly involvement in corruption in connection with the work of Serkhan-Bagha road construction. The ACB had been arrested the three PWD officials through Prevention of Corruption Act. Lian¬chungnunga was arrested while he was at his office, Liansanga at his residence, and B Lalthanpuia while on his building construction work.
After receiving FIR in 2009 against the three PWD officials on alleged corruption in construction work of Serkhan-Bagha, the Anti Corruption Bureau had carried out investigation after which they came to arrest the three accused PWD officials. After arrest, three were first brought to Aizawl SP office; then at around 5:45 P.M. they were taken to District & Session Court, from which they proceeded to ACB office, where they were released on Interim bail. Their plea for Bail shall be adjudicate on September 3 next. As has been reported, BRTF had earlier worked for the 75 km. Serkhan-Bagha construction and after blacktopping had been finished, it was handed over to Mizoram PWD in 2004. Then, the PWD received Rs. 6, 00, 50,000 during 2006-09 from 12th. Finance Commission; Rs. 1,00,86,000 from Mizoram Plan Fund during 2004-07, Rs. 30,00,000 from NEC in March 14, 2006 and again Rs. 45,00,000 in September 21, 2006.
Meanwhile, Mizoram PWD had reported that its expenditure on resurfacing work of Serkhan-Bagha road is in total Rs. 6, 00, 50,000; however, as Hmarphei Zirlai Pawl and PRISM after inspection found that PWD had worked only for 12.80 km. and as they found huge imbalance in the expenditure of PWD and the work it executed, PRISM had on November 3, 2009 submitted FIR to ACB.
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