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Delhi-based Naga organisation questions Nagaland Lokayukta’s credibility

By EMN Updated: Sep 23, 2020 11:20 pm

‘The word backdoor appointment should be deleted in Nagaland’

Dimapur, Sep. 23 (EMN): A Delhi-based organisation called Nagas on the Move, in a press statement on Wednesday, said ‘’normally, the department takes many months to investigate a case; however, it is ‘amazing’ that the case has been dismissed within a short span of time.’’ The statement was in response to the Nagaland Lokayukta’s justification on the allegation filed against the deputy chief minister on appointment of more than one thousand constables without sanctioned post.

“Let this be the beginning for the department and justify all the appointments in other departments,” it added.

It said the word backdoor appointment should be deleted in Nagaland because ‘no candidate comes from backdoor. Everybody comes from the front door for appointment.’

The organisation also asked the department about the INR 1000 crore in the Police department used by Pillai, ‘who shot up from mere constable to additional superintendent of police and even after retirement appointed advisor in the same department’.

“It was reported that he has his account in 10 banks in Nagaland and there is a police vehicle in his compound in Kerala. All these were reported in the print media in 2017 but the Nagaland Lokayukta department could not do anything,” it stated.

It also pointed out that in the same year, it was reported that the Rural Development department had misused INR 1000 crore and Supply department INR 402 crore, tempered the meter in petrol pumps and repacking of CPO rice in printed plastic bags of Punjab lahi rice bags and sold to Naga people at exorbitant rate.

“Has the Lokayukta found no merit in the report and dismissed the case? If so, what is the purpose to continue this department in Nagaland,” it asked.

The organisation said ‘if Lokayukta cannot take up multi-crore misappropriation by departments, let the CVC, CBI and NIA take up all corruption cases in Nagaland and save money on the payment of salary and other expenditures of the Nagaland Lokayukta department,’ it read.

By EMN Updated: Sep 23, 2020 11:20:45 pm