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Mizoram govt for CBI probe into Central subsidy scam: CM

AIZWAL, NOVEMBER 3 (PTI): Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said the state government has given its consent for a CBI probe into the Central subsidy scam.


Addressing Congress workers here, Lal Thanhawla, who is also the president of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee said the state government has the power to request the CBI to investigate the scam.


In the Central subsidy scam, a company, Mizo Carbon Products had been accused of receiving crores of rupees under the Central Transport Subsidy (CTS) and the Central Investment Subsidy (CIS) by allegedly forging government documents.


Meanwhile, the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), in a press statement said that Lal Thanhawla government had initially refused a CBI probe into Central subsidy scam and it was the Gauhati High Court that had decided to order the CBI investigations.