A special court has ordered a probe by the Special Investigation Cell (SIC) into the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for repair and maintenance of the district court building in Arunachal Pradesh by a former minister.
The court of special judge (anti-corruption) at Pasighat in East Siang district ordered the investigation on a petition by the East and Upper Siang District Bar Association (EUSDBA).
The EUSDBA had filed a corruption case, on March 3 last, against former education minister Bosiram Siram and some Pasighat division engineers for their alleged involvement in swindling of funds meant for repair and maintenance of the district court building.
After hearing the counsel for the Bar Association and going through the strength of the averments stated in the petition, the special judge has ordered the SP of the SIC, Itanagar to investigate into the alleged corruption by registering a regular case under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, the court order said.
Meanwhile, EUSDBA president Tonning Pertin said that the bar members have no political ambition and has nothing to do with Siram personally.