A team of CBI sleuths on Tuesday visited the office of the Executive Director, National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd at Itangar to conduct an inquiry into the alleged multi-crore Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) land compensation scam.
The CBI team reportedly examined documents at the office relating to awarding compensation to land owners for the highway project from Chandanagar in Itanagar to Banderdewa.
The TAH is an ambitious two-lane highway project covering 1,703 km from Tawang in the north-west to Kanubari in the east.
The project, which entails another 848 km as link roads to major towns off the alignment, was conceived in 2008.
Earlier, the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of Arunachal Pradesh Police, probing the scam, had arrested a former bank manager in Lower Subansiri district for allegedly siphoning off government funds.
The SIC team arrested the former bank manager Tage Tania, who with some government officials siphoned off government money to have been given as compensation for land acquisition.
The police have so far arrested seven accused since 2018 in connection with the scam.
Three persons were arrested in 2019 for their alleged involvement in siphoning off Rs 198 crore provided by the Centre as compensation to land owners displaced for the Potin-Bapi stretch of the TAH.