1000-crore-rupee Dima Hasao Autonomous Council scam: NIA court convicts 14 accused including militant-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa and Niranjan Hojai

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1000-crore-rupee Dima Hasao Autonomous Council scam: NIA court convicts 14 accused including militant-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa and Niranjan Hojai

May 22 (NL Web Desk): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Guwahati, Monday convicted 14 accused, including militant-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa and Niranjan Hojai, the then council CEM Mohet Hojai and social welfare official RH Khan, in the 1000-crore-rupee Dima Hasao Autonomous Council scam.
The convict, it is learnt, were made under the Arms Act.
The verdict was announced in the first two cases registered by the investigating agency relating to siphoning of government funds to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore and diverting them to the now disbanded militant outfit Dima Halam Daogah (Jewel Garlosa faction).
Apart from Jewel Garlosa, Niranjan Hojai, Mohet Hojai and RH Khan, the other convicted accused are Babul Kemprai, Phojendra Hojai, Partho Warisa, Vanlalchhana, Maalsawmkimi, Debasish Bhattacharya, Sandip Kumar Ghosh, Karuna Saikia, Jayanta Kumar Ghosh and George Lawmthang
The NIA, formed after the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, had launched investigations after registering two cases (RC-01/2009 and RC-02/2009) in June 2009.

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