Aizawl: Mizoram’s lone BJP MLA Buddha Dhan Chakma together with 12 different leaders was sentenced to 1 12 months in jail in a corruption case by a particular courtroom on Monday. Particular choose Vanlalenmawia sentenced 13 folks, together with the Tuichawng legislator, to imprisonment for one 12 months for embezzling Rs 1.37 crore of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) between 2013 and 2018.
The courtroom convicted them on July 22 below part 13(1)(d) learn with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 for abusing their official powers and withdrawing the cash from the particular help fund meant for improvement works.
The opposite convicts are incumbent Chief Govt Member (CEM) of CADC Buddha Lila Chakma, two government members, two sitting members (MDC) and three former CEMs. The opposite 4 are former government members of the CADC, which governs components of the Lawngtlai district in southern Mizoram.
All of them had been members of the CADC when the corruption occurred.
A superb of Rs 10,000 every was additionally imposed on them by the courtroom, which mentioned they’d bear easy imprisonment for one more 30 days in the event that they fail to pay.
Quickly after the listening to, the courtroom launched the convicts on bail following a plea by their counsel that they’d problem the decision at a better courtroom.
In 2017, state BJP president Vanlalhmuaka urged the governor to dissolve the Chakma council, alleging irregularities.
Following this, the governor requested the then deputy commissioner (DC) of Lawngtlai A Muthamma to probe the matter. After the DC submitted his report back to the governor, an FIR was filed with the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in 2018.
Congress was in energy in CADC in 2013, and Budhha Dhan Chakma headed it because the CEM.
Chakma was later elected an MLA on a Congress ticket and have become a minister within the state’s then Lal Thanhawla authorities. He resigned in 2017 in protest towards the denial of medical seats to 4 Chakma college students by the state authorities.
Quickly after his resignation, he joined the BJP and was elected as an MLA within the 2018 meeting elections. He’s the primary BJP MLA of the state.