MANGALDAI, Dec 6 - The Darrang Police which had earned the reputation of strongly handling corruption cases has been under the scanner in the investigation of the case in connection with alleged gross anomalies and corruption in permanent settlement of markets under Darrang Zila Parishad (DZP) involving few crore of rupees.
A section of local public organisations including the Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Mancha recently has expressed their strong resentment before media over the snail pace of the investigation by Mangaldai Police and subsequent delay in legal action. The president of the youth organisation Bipul Mahanta has demanded prompt investigation and arrest of the erring government officials including the prime accused CEO of the elected panchayat body as the alleged organised corrupt practices of the accused persons has resulted in the loss of a huge government revenue to the tune of around Rs one crore.
It is worth mentioning here that serious allegations have been levelled against the CEO, Adhar Bhuya by none other than the elected president of the Zila Parishad, Dipali Deka that he in connivance with two of his subordinate office staff and four elected members of the panchayat body have indulged in rampant corrupt practices in permanent settlement of its 16 markets and allotted markets to the bidders of the relevant NITs comparatively with very low rates thereby denying the highest bidders. This had led to the loss of nearly Rs one crore revenue by the State Government. Meanwhile, on the basis of complaint lodged by Dipali Deka, a case (No. 1022 / 17) U/s 119/ 166 (A)/ 420 / 406 /409 / 506 and 34 IPC has been registered at Mangaldai Sadar Police Station on November 12 last and the police has started its investigation.
According to the police, they have recorded the statement of both the complainant and the accused persons and seized relevant documents for verification but they refused to comment on the arrest of the accused persons. The matter has created sensation among the conscious circles of the district.