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To be quizzed in a corruption case or otherwise is not crime

Nagaland News

Our Spl Correspondent
NEW DELHI, OCTOBER 14: The case(s) of alleged financial defalcation are going on in the special CBI Court, Imphal, which has jurisdiction to Nagaland.
The saving grace so far ~ if any ~ is that there is no big names in the accused lists, according to sources.
Most accused are Engineers/JEs/SDOs and office staff. Political detractors may ask, were they mere pawns.
The case matters are being pursued in a special CBI court Imphal (which has jurisdiction of Nagaland) vide case No. 6 and No. 7 of 2021, sources said.
The subject matter referred to is “the High Court siphoning of funds without work” and altogether 30 people – 14 in one and 16 in another case have been made the accused in the charge-sheets.
The ED had earlier reportedly filed five cases separately.
It has been reported that the construction works of all the other High Courts in the Northeast, including Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur, which started simultaneously (around 2007) have long been completed and are fully functional since 2013.
The issue has generated an unprecedented political silence since October 13 except from Congress leaders KL Chishi and Nagaland Congress chief K Therie.
There is still an ‘absence’ of any voice from regionalist doyen Shurhozelie-led NPF and BJP and even the JD (U) whose so-called national icon Nitish Kumar wants to be in the big race against PM Narendra Modi for 2024.
In other States, wide publicity is given to such an inquiry by ED or CBI. But in the Nagaland case the ED has remained totally silent.
To be questioned is not a crime, it is only to help the probe, they say.
The denial does not mean there is no case as such.
For 2002 communal riots in Gujarat, Narendra Modi as the State Chief Minister was quizzed by the SIT.
And with regard to alleged money laundering and The National Herald case even Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi have been questioned by the ED.
Of course Congress staged drama for days in Delhi and even fielded incumbent Chief Ministers from Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to stage protests.

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