1000-crore-rupee NCHAC scam: Former CEM Mohit Hojai, militants-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa & Niranjan Hojai sentenced to life in jail

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1000-crore-rupee NCHAC scam: Former CEM Mohit Hojai, militants-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa & Niranjan Hojai sentenced to life in jail

May 23 (NL Web Desk): Former North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (renamed Dima Hasao Autonomous Council) Chief Executive Member (CEM) Mohit Hojai, militants-turned-politicians Jewel Garlosa and Niranjan Hojai were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the 1000-crore-rupee scam that involved diverting government funds released for development projects to militant coffers. The sentencing came after the court of the Special Judge, NIA, in Guwahati convicted fifteen accused yesterday while reserving the sentencing for today.
On the other hand, arrested Social Welfare deputy director RH Khan has been sentenced to 12 years in prison besides being slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000. Khan, incidentally, is already behind bars for the past eight years.
The rest 11 accused were also sentenced to jail terms ranging from eight to 12 years.
Incidentally, the two cases the NIA took to probe the politician-bureaucrat-militant nexus in the multi-crore-rupee scam after its formation following the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

By | 2017-05-23T11:02:27+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Breaking News, Regional, Top news|0 Comments

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