Village councils demand clarification from govt.
Dimapur, Nov. 3 (EMN): While denying existence of hostel in any of the village for which an amount of Rs 72 lakhs was withdrawn, three villages namely Tenyiphe-I, Tenyiphe-II and Tenyiphe-III (Virazouma) have sought clarification from the government and the concerned department as to where the said hostel was being constructed or where the said fund had been utilised.
The three village councils stated this responds to news report as revealed by the Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF), which was published in the local dailies on September 18.
Taking serious note of the matter, a joint meeting of the three villages was held on October 24 after ascertaining that no such works had been taken up in any of the village and that no person by the name of Tepuvito Angami, to whom the works had been allegedly awarded, exists in any of the three villages.
The house has seriously viewed the nefarious activity of the government in using the name of its village to indulge in corruption and demanded clarification from the government or the concerned department as to where the said hostel is being constructed or where the said fund has been utilised.
While stating that the three village councils would not remain mute spectators to such act of the government in siphoning off such a huge amount by using the village names, the house demanded the government reveal who Tepuvito Angami was and as to what he had done with the amount.
Meanwhile, the house has summoned Tepuvito Angami to appear before the three village councils within fifteen days from the date of publication of this news report failing which it warned that the three villages would initiate its own course of action.
This statement was jointly appended by chairmen of the three councils namely Helie Kruse of Tenyiphe-I, Rünavilhou Kin of Tenyiphe-II, and Videzol Natso of Tenyiphe-III (Virazouma).