Mizoram Congress has filed a complaint to the State Lokayukta demanding an investigation into suspected fraud in the procurement of land by Mizo National Front-led Aizawl Municipal Corporation.
According to the complaint filed by Congress, the AMC purchased a 12-bigha land at Ailawng village in 2018 for the construction of AMC park.
“Whereas the land was purchased at Rs 98 lakh from one Rinsanguia of Ailawng village as per the official document, the actual landowner is Rochanmawia, a resident of the Upper Republic in Aizawl, who actually received Rs 40 lakh for the land,” the Congress alleged.
Moreover, the land was being mortgaged to Asian Bulls Construction and Developers Limited (ABCD) at the time of the purchase.
There are irregularities in this land deal, the Congress party claimed and demanded the Lokayukta to probe into it.
In another similar case, the AMC purchased another 12-bigha land at Sihphir Neihbawi near Aizawl for the purpose of a solid waste management centre.
“Whereas the land was procured at Rs 64 lakh as per the AMC document, the landowner Zahminglina of Sihphir Neihbawih said that he sold at the land at Rs 25 lakh,” the FIR stated.
The Congress vigilance committee demanded the Lokayukta to probe into the suspected misuse of public money in these land deals.
Important documents supporting the allegations were also enclosed with the FIR.
The Congress party disclosed the suspected fraud in the land deals in a press conference on February 9.
Congress vigilance committee chairman Lalthanglawra Ngurte said that they submitted the complaint as there has been no clarification on the disclosures either from the AMC or MNF, which “strongly indicated that our findings were true”.