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CBI questions former NEHU professor, official in graft case

SHILLONG: A former associate professor and a former finance officer of North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) here have been charged by the CBI in connection with misappropriation of funds.

CBI conducted searches in two separate cases involving the loss of government funds in the Northeast.

The two were charged with submitting forged bills totaling Rs 11.6 lakh under the Waste Management Project, which is sponsored by the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

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The accused allegedly misappropriated government funds in two projects under the environmental information system (ENVIS) from August to October of 2018.

The searches were carried out at the ENVIS Resource Partner Centre, NEHU, Shillong.

The other case arose from a lawsuit lodged by Northern Railway’s deputy CVO (traffic) against four officials working for a private corporation, as well as other unnamed public servants and individuals.

During the search, the CBI team discovered a list of students enrolled in two courses (Waste Management and Environmental Laws), as well as information of an account opened in the name of ENVIS RP Centre, NEHU, Shillong, and letters relating to the release of funds, according to officials.

Searches were carried out in seven locations, yielding a number of incriminating records, including property documents and bank account papers.

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