Right to Information (RTI) activist Dulal Bora has filed another FIR at Bokakhat police station on Thursday against KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and his associate Nagen Saikia, a farmer from Durgapur village alleging the duo had chipped in government funds fraudulently.
Bora while alleging that Akhil Gogoi and Nagen Saikia in the name of one ‘Barpeta Nursery’ have pocketed government fund demanded a proper inquiry into the whole matter.
After filing the FIR at the Bokakhat police station, Bora said this is the fifth such complaint against illegal practices carried out at the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park co-owned by Akhil Gogoi.
Bora further said that he will also file a sixth FIR against the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park for allegedly swindling of funds siphoned from the State PWD and Irrigation Departments.
According to the FIR filed by Bora on Thursday afternoon, Nagen Saikia’s ‘Big Nursery’ and KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi’s Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park are constructed on government land comprising around 17 bighas.
Bora alleged in the FIR that Nagen Saikia had managed to siphon off Rs 25 lakhs with 50 per cent subsidy from the State Agriculture Department for his nursery.
The FIR further alleged that Nagen Saikia had managed to pocket the entire amount by producing fake bills of buying samplings from one Barpeta Nursery.
Meanwhile, while refuting all the allegations labelled by Dulal Bora, Nagen Saikia said, he had received a subsidy of Rs 12.5 lakhs from the Horticulture and Food Processing Departments of the State Government. Saikia further clarified that when the KMSS decided to establish the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park in 2015, he had donated two bighas of his land for the purpose.
He also said he also became a member of the Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park after donating the land.
Nagen Saikia further alleging that Dulal Bora has demanded money from the proprietor of Barpeta Nursery, has threatened to register a defamation suit against Dulal Bora soon.