CBI seizes vehicles of NEHU graft case accused

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The CBI on Tuesday seized two vehicles belonging to a Shillong-based businessman Jimmy Bareh for his alleged involvement in misappropriation of Rs 62 lakh meant for construction of the new NEHU campus in 1998..

Two vehicle (ML 05G 4352 and ML05C 8363 ) of Bareh, who was earlier declared as an absconder by a CBI court for failing to comply to the warrants issued against him, were seized from his Lachumiere residence.

The CBI special court here in June had convicted a contractor Edmund Lyngdoh and the assistant finance officer of NEHU WMR Wahlang for their involvement in the case.

Interestingly, Edmund Lyngdoh, a former minister, is now a member of Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC).

Wahlang and Lyngdoh were convicted to five years of imprisonment by the special CBI court.

The court had ordered seizure of Bareh’s property after declaring him as an absconder under Section 5(2), 420 and 120 of the IPC.

“The CBI managed to find Bareh’s account in the Bank of Baroda,” a CBI source said adding “We will move bank authorities on Wednesday to freeze the account”.

The CBI later handed over the two vehicles to the State police.

When asked whether the immovable properties of Bareh would also be confiscated, a CBI source said his immovable properties were registered in his wife’s name.

However, it is learnt that the process is on to seize those properties which are in Bareh’s name.

Earlier the court had also convicted chief engineer DP Sharma for his involvement in misappropriation of funds.

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