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Official suspended over fund misappropriation in road construction under PMGSY

Manipur RDPR Minister Yumnam Khemchand said an official has been suspended on Tuesday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 12 Oct 2022, 4:06 pm

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Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Manipur RDPR Minister Yumnam Khemchand on Tuesday said an official has been suspended in connection with a road construction work from Rengpang to Mongjaron Khullen of Nungba block under Noney district.

"In relation to the PMGSY work, Rengpang to Mongjarong Khullen (15kms), I have given my official statement and an official has been suspended today, as assured that any wrongdoing will be dealt with according to law. If any wrong doing is found, necessary action according to law will proceed," Minister Khemchand said in a Facebook post.

The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department in its order issued on Tuesday stated that a dsiciplinary proceeding against AE, now EE (i/c), OSD to EC, RED Worthson Sareo is contemplated in relation to PMGSY work with package no, MN07159 (Road name: L029-NH-53 Rengpang to Mongjarong Khullen) under Nungba block.

It stated that Sareo has been placed under suspension with immediate effect and until further orders. It further stated that during the period that the order will remain in force, the headquarter of Worthson Sareo should be Imphal and Sareo should not leave the headquarters without obtaining permission.

It may be mentioned that the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) on Monday alleged that funds amounting to around Rs 1,700 crore meant for road construction was misused. The MPCC demanded action against those involved in road construction from Rengpang to Mongjaron Khullen of Nungba block under Noney district for alleged misuse of funds.

MPCC president Keisham Meghachandra Singh alleged that funds to the tune of Rs 1,700 crore, which was released for road construction in four hill districts under PMGSY phase I and II, had been misappropriated .

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