IMPHAL, May 26: The Maoist Communist Party, Manipur has alleged a high ranking official of the Command Area Development Authority of siphoning off of a huge amount of Rs 25650 lakh meant for the farmers under central sector scheme and another Rs 88 49 lakh for promotion and straightening of agricultural mechanisation through training and demonstration.
A press statement of the outfit has said the CADA addl chief engineer has siphone off a large amount of the fund meant for the welfare of the farmers.
The outfit said it cannot remain silent on the issue and further asserted that in the early part of 2013, the outfit had planted a grenade at the engineer’s residential gate as a warning.
It continued that the engineer without publishing any advertisement for the distribution of the power tillers, pump sets and other machineries for agriculture and instead handed over the machineries to some of his own selected group.
The outfit has further set May 31 as the deadline for the authorities concerned to look into the fund discrepancies.
The release also announced the formation of a ‘red guards’ of the outfit.