Former Arunachal CM Convicted in Corruption Case


New Delhi: Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister P K Thungon has been convicted by a Delhi court in a 1998 corruption case. Special CBI Judge Ajay Kumar Jain yesterday convicted Thungon and three others in the corruption case. The order became public on Tuesday.

The court will hear arguments on the quantum of sentence on July 27.

Thungon, then the minister of state for urban development and employment in the PV Narasimha Rao government, along with the other accused, was involved in misappropriating money meant for an irrigation project in Nagaland.

According to the CBI, Thungan connived with officials of Nagaland’s irrigation and flood control department in placing a bogus order for sausage wire for a project during 1993-94. Investigations revealed that no wire was supplied to the department but payments were made against bogus delivery.