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CCTV scam: Manipur government orders probe

IANS | Imphal |

The newly-formed Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Manipur has ordered an inquiry into a 2010 CCTV scam involving over Rs.8 crore.

The three-member committee constituted on Friday began working on the pre-poll pledge of the BJP to fight corruption beginning from even a single rupee and punishing the guilty ones.

The Committee will submit its report within 15 days.

Then Congress government in 2010 had sanctioned Rs 8.01 crore for the installation of 100 CCTV cameras.

At least 50 and 27 cameras were to be installed at the Raj Bhavan and the Chief Minister's office complex, respectively. The rest were for different parts in the city here.

It is alleged that soon after installation, the cameras installed by a Bengaluru firm began to malfunction.

Following the media attention, a three member inquiry committee was constituted but it never filed a report.

The coalition government in Manipur was formed in March after three consecutive terms by the Congress party.