Chumben Murry refutes Congress’ claim on Nagaland High Court project
Dimapur, Jan. 24 (EMN): Advisor of Law and Justice department, Dr. Chumben Murry, on Tuesday said that the High Court building in Nagaland is not a “ghost complex” while refuting the claim of All India Congress Coordinator (AICC), Mahima Singh, that it is “nowhere to be seen”
Murry clarified that he has been closely monitoring the construction of the new High Court complex in Kohima and have visited the site twice, second time being last month.
He stated that the project was approved in 2011 when Congress was in power at the Centre.
Unfortunately, the Congress Govt. did not see to it that proper funding was provided unlike Manipur and Mizoram, he said, in a press statement.
The state govt. started the project with meager state funds; it was scheduled to be completed within three years but was delayed because of “meager fund flow, the CBI case (the High Court Complex was after necessary technical examination exonerated from the case), protracted monsoon and the COVID-19 pandemic.”
‘As per the revised DPR, the total project cost for the main High Court Complex and the residential quarters is INR 122 crore of which only INR 34 crore have been sanctioned against physical achievement (completion) of 95%. The cost of judges’ residential quarters is INR 38 crore with a physical achievement of 65% against a meager release of INR 10 lakh,’ it said.
“Ms. Mahima Singh sounds assertive but, while some of her observation like issues related to UCC and CAA are relevant to Nagas and appreciated, her rantings on the High Court Complex have been fed with falsified information made to confuse people and amount to mudslinging,” it read.
Further, Chumben Murry appreciated the contractor concerned for the “good physical achievement inspite of low funding”.
“Ms. Mahima Singh or any other skeptic is most welcome to visit the magnificent ‘nowhere to be seen’ complex under construction situated in Northern Kohima area,” it added.