CBI books ex-Arunachal CM in corruption case

NEW DELHI, Jun 10: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed an FIR against former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki for alleged nepotism and corruption, officials have said. This is the second FIR by the investigation agency against Tuki.

The case is related to alleged malpractices in award of contract work for construction of boundary wall of Kendriya Vidyalaya No 1 at Salt Lake, Kolkata, West Bengal.

In its FIR, the CBI has alleged that as the PWD minister back in 2005-06, Tuki awarded the tender to firms controlled by his family members, causing wrongful loss to the state government and corresponding "wrongful" gain to the minister and relatives.

The work to Arunachal Pradesh PWD was awarded by the then Commissioner of Kendriya Vidyalaya suo motu in 2005 despite the fact it “did not have the required establishment and wherewithal” in the Salt Lake area where construction was to take place. (Agencies)