Mizoram: BJP MLA, 12 others get 1-yr jail in graft case

by: SAYANTAN BARUA

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Mizoram: BJP MLA, 12 others get 1-yr jail in graft case

by: SAYANTAN BARUA

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TW Newsdesk, July 26: The court of the Special Judge (Prevention of Corruption Act) in Mizoram on July 25 sentenced former state minister and lone BJP legislator Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma and 12 other Chakma leaders to one year rigorous imprisonment over a five-year-old graft case. However, the 13 arrested leaders were released on bail the same day.

Earlier on July 22, the court had convicted the leaders under section 13(1)(d) read with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for allegedly abusing their official powers and withdrawing Rs 137.10 lakh of special assistance fund allocated for execution of development works in the Chakma Autonomous District Council during 2013-2018.

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