Shri Thounaojam Shyamkumar, Minister Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development (MAHUD), said that, a three-member committee headed by Special Secretary MAHUD is formed, to investigate into the alleged misuse of public funds in works taken up in all the wards of the Imphal Municipal Corporation (IMC).

He was addressing media persons at his office chamber at his official quarter at Kangla Park today. It may be mention that the Opposition Party raised the matter during the recently concluded Budget Session of the 11th Manipur State Legislative Assembly.

Speaking about the allegation made by the Thangmeiband MLA Kh. Joyskishan over the misuse of IMC funds in his constituency, Th. Shyamkumar said that, the matter is being taken seriously. He said that, thorough investigation will be carried out over the utilisation of funds during the time of previous Government from the year 2012-2016. He said that, the committee will investigate over the misuse of funds in all the wards, including Ward No. 3.

Th. Shyamkumar said that, any officials if found guilty will be punished according to the law of the lan. Stating that the investigation process might take over a week’s time, he promised that not a single person will be spared if found guilty.

MAHUD Minister also said that, he has directed an inquiry over the alleged manipulation in the auctioning of eight condemn vehicles of IMC. He said that, those officers found guilty will not be spared and the investigation will take over a week’s time.

The vehicles includes one road roller, water tanker, 2 tipper trucks, 2 tractors, Mahindra Jeep and an Ambassador car. Congress MLA Kh. Joykishan on the last day of the Assembly had alleged that the IMC vehicles were auctioned through faulty process. (DIPR)

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