Boston Marak loses BJP post after scam

Shillong, June 5: The state BJP president Ernest Mawrie on Monday relieved former GHADC CEM Boston Marak of the post of state president of ST BJP Morcha after Lokayukta charge sheeted him and 12 othersĀ  in an alleged scam related to construction works under the Council.

Speaking to reporters here, Mawrie said after the charge sheet, he was removed from the state post . “We leave to the disciplinary action committee to take further action”, Mawrie added.


Ex-MDCs and staff of GHADC were involved for indulging in corruption in Garo Hills.

Besides Boston, others chargesheeted under section 7 and 12 of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, former Executive Members Mark Goera Marak, Jimbirth Marak, Levastone Sangma, Righteous Sangma, Rupert Sangma, Kenedick Marak, Dhormonath Sangma, former deputy Executive Member Winnison Marak, ex-MDC Ismail Marak, secretary GHADC Hewingson Sangma and the contractors Kubon Sangma and Nikseng Sangma

The complaint before the Lokayukta was filed by Nilberth Marak in 2019 for non- implementation of the project allotted to the Asanang GHADC constituency, West Garo Hills represented by Ismail.

49 projects were allotted to Asanang constituency for 2017-2018 and all the projects were given to the two contractors, Kubon and Nikseng.

After inquiry, it was found that out of 49 developmental projects that were to be implemented/constructed under Asanang constituency, only one graveyard shed was constructed at Balupara and one water tank at Daljagre.

According to the reply to RTI query, Rs 1 crore for all the 49 projects was allotted to the constituency.

The accused had earlier moved the High Court of Meghalaya against the CBI inquiry and the matter was disposed of and reverted back to the Lokayukta.

“As you all know we in BJP practise zero tolerance on corruption, recently the Lokayukta has charge sheetfed the former CEM of GHADC Sri Boston Marak who happens to be now in BJP and our Shedule Tribe Morcha President. I am relieving him from All responsibilities with immediate affects, and forwarding his matter to disciplinary commitee for suggesting what action should be taken against him”, Mawrie said.

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