A four-member team of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Assam Police, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), S Changsan, has begun investigating into a multi-crore scam connected with non-distribution of government funds meant for those affected by flood-erosion in South Salmara of Mankachar district in Assam.
As per available information, the State Government has sanctioned a sum of Rs 4.15 crore during the financial year pf 2016-2017 for the distribution among the beneficiaries of flood hit families of the aforesaid district.
But it has been alleged that the officials of the concerned department had not distributed the same among the beneficiaries.
One Azizur Rahman of Boro Pattakata village under South Salmara who lodged the complaint before the CID said that the government had sanctioned the aforesaid amount for distribution to a total of 163 flood-effected family
The individual amount was sanctioned at Rs 95,100 for each family who had lost their homes due to erosion.
It has been alleged that, the then Circle Officer of South Salmara, A K Iliash Ahmed, Mirazul Houqe, husband of the Anchalik Panchayat President, one Abdul Aziz, a local mediator and a mondal of the concerned Circle Office have swindled the money by opening a number of fake accounts in the name of bogus beneficiaries with the help of Customer Service Point (CSP) of a national bank.
The CID team has visited the house of each beneficiary and recorded their statements for further course of action, as informed by Azizur Rahman, the complainant to Northeast Now over telephone.
In this context, based upon the complaint lodged by Azizur Rahman, the CID has registered a case bearing number 9/2018 under Section 120 (B)/406/420/468 of IPC against the aforesaid accused persons.