Arunachal minister gets jobs for his kin by fraud, Congress begins probe

GUWAHATI: The AICC has started an enquiry into an allegation of kin of a minister in Arunachal Pradesh government getting government jobs on the basis of fake education certificates.

AICC in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh, Sanjay Bapna said that enquiry is based on a complaint from Arunachal Pradesh., "The matter is in our knowledge. I don't remember the name of the complainant but he is not a Congressman. We are getting information and the matter is being looked into."

Earlier Arunachal Pradesh RTI activists, who levelled the allegation against the health and family welfare minister Atum Welly based on information gathered under RTI, had written a letter to Sonia Gandhi and sought her interference in the issue.

The complainant has alleged before AICC that the health minister's son Akung Welly and daughter Anung Welly have allegedly produced fake degree certificates of Gauhati University while applying for Arunachal Pradesh government jobs.

The minister was unavailable for his comments. His office in Itanagar said that he is out of station. The Arunchal Pradesh Congress Committee president Nabam Tuki was also unavailable as he too was out of station. Office secretary of the state PCC, Rahul Dutta, however said that the PCC has no knowledge of any enquiry being conducted by AICC against Welly.