Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Trans-Arunachal Highway land scam: One arrested for siphoning off government funds
IFP Bureau | Updated: November 21, 2019 02:52:47 am
TAH arrest

A former bank manager in Arunachal’s Lower Subansiri district has been arrested for allegedly siphoning off government funds, police in Itanagar said.

The Special Investigation Cell (SIC) of Arunachal Pradesh Police has been probing the multi-crore Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) land compensation scam.

The SIC team arrested the former bank manager Tage Tania from Jorhat in Assam on Tuesday. Following which, a local court has given police seven days’ custody of Tania, the police said.

SIC SP M Harsha Vardhan said that Tania allegedly acted in conspiracy with some government officials in siphoning off government funds sanctioned as compensation for land acquisition.

With Tania’s arrest, the number of arrested since 2018 in connection with the scam has touched seven, police said.

The TAH, conceived in 2008, is a two-lane highway project covering 1,703 km from Tawang in the north-west to Kanubari in the east.

(With inputs from agencies)

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