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NPP distances itself from Rs 1 cr cash seizure in Arunachal, silent on Badri Rai company

Shillong, Apr 5: The NPP on Friday distanced itself from cash seizure in Arunachal Pradesh on April 4 from the vehicle following the convoy of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma who was going to address a public rally for NPP candidate in Longding.

However, the party is silent on the owner of the vehicle Harshvardhan Singh, who is the executive director of Badri Rai company which has business interest and executes many projects in Meghalaya.


In a statement, the NPP spokesperson HM Shangpliang said,  ‘On April 4, 2024, our National President, Shri. Conrad K. Sangma, visited Longding, Arunachal Pradesh, to campaign for our party candidates.During this visit, an incident allegedly involving a vehicle trailing our party president’s convoy has come to light, implicating our party in the recovery of cash. Firstly, we categorically state that the vehicle in question was not a part of our convoy, which was certified officially by the SP of Longding area. Secondly, our convoy, including the vehicles carrying our National President, underwent standard security checks as per the protocols established during the election code of conduct.No irregularities were detected during these procedures.Also, during the checking of vehicles at Kanubari check gate by the FST, SST and police, our party vehicles were thoroughly checked including that of our National President,National General Secretary and the team accompanying our president. The police vehicles were also thoroughly checked and nothing was found. We were not aware of the incident involving the aforementioned vehicle until it was reported in the media. Our party was blindsided by the news, and any attempt to link this incident with our National President is baseless and without merit”.

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