Arunachal: APCSU welcomes report on Hollongi Airport rehabilitation scam

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Diyun: The Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students Union (APCSU) on Saturday welcomed the release of a fact-finding report on the Holongai Airport rehabilitation scam, following widespread public pressure to release the report, which Stopped for the past year.

The fact-finding report, prepared by former APCSU president Drishya Moni Chakma, is about the only airport in Arunachal Pradesh being built in Hollongi Papum Pare district, for which a total of 156 Chakma families Were homeless

The report was prepared after a three-member team visit of APCSU chief Drishya Moni Chakma on February 1-2, 2021. They met with displaced persons and an illegally formed committee through the Dodge Rehabilitation and Resettlement Committee (CRRC). Deputy Commissioner of Papum Pare District.

The IDPs told the APCSU team that each IDP received Rs. 25,000 as transportation expenses against the sanctioned amount of Rs. That each house was built at a cost of Rs. 4 to 6 lakhs. Approved amount of Rs. 23.60 lakhs per house. Displaced people were deprived of all other approved facilities.

CRRC President BJ Ranjan Chakma and General Secretary Shambhasur Chakma told the APCSU fact-finding team that out of the Rs. 34 crore approved for rehabilitation and resettlement of 156 displaced Chakma families, electricity and water connections Rs 6.5 crore was deducted for, Rs 7 crore was deducted. For land filling and dressing, Rs 2.3 crore was deducted for bank charges / postal / transaction charges, while CRRC received Rs 18.20 crore.

The APCSU fact-finding team argued that deductions could not be made from the money earmarked specifically for the rehabilitation of the homeless. Instead, the money should have been deducted from the fund allocated to the component, such as transfer of utilities or acquisition of land funds.

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Resettlement, 2013 states that the amount of compensation must be deposited in the bank account linked to each homeless person’s Aadhaar. The report states that the Deputy Commissioner failed to do so and instead transferred the restoration money to the CRRC, which is illegal under the Act, and alleged embezzlement from the CRRC account.
On March 10, 2021, 156 displaced Chakma families lodged a complaint with the Chief Vigilance Officer-cum-Chief Secretary of Arunachal Pradesh against the alleged masterminds of the scam, including Paritosh Chakma of Mizoram and Sadhan Kusam Chakma, Bijay Ranjan Chakma, Shambhasur Chakma. Registered. Etc., from Papam Pare District and some government officials. However, no action was taken.

Subsequently, on October 11, 2021, the victims filed Criminal Writ Petition No. 17 of 2021 before the Guwahati High Court (Eta Nagar Bench) and during its hearing on March 31, 2022, the High Court directed the Chief Secretary, Deputy Commissioner Directed Submit your answers within three weeks.

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