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IPS officer probing PDS scam goes missing in Arunachal

PTI  Itanagar, October 17, 2012
First Published: 18:38 IST(17/10/2012) | Last Updated: 18:41 IST(17/10/2012)

An IPS officer, who was appointed by the Guwahati high court to probe the multi-crore PDS scam in Arunachal Pradesh in 2008, has gone missing while he was on his way to Tawang from Itanagar.

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M S Chauhan, Superintendent of Police of the Special Investigation Cell(SIC) in the state police, went missing from Tippi in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh yesterday at around 2.30 PM when he was proceeding towards the Buddhist monastery town, police said today.

Chauhan asked inspector Mohan Kaye and constable Vikram Singh of the SIC, who were accompanying the officer, to drop him at Tippi market and wait for him at a nearby river where he would join them for lunch, police said.

There was no information of his whereabouts since then, West Kameng SP T T Lama said.

An IPS officer, who was appointed by the Guwahati high court to probe the multi-crore PDS scam in Arunachal Pradesh in 2008, has gone missing while he was on his way to Tawang from Itanagar.

"We have launched a search since last night, but no clue on his whereabouts has yet emerged," Lama said.

A case has been registered in the Bhalukpong police station.

The Guwahati high court had appointed Chauhan as the special investigating officer of the multi-crore PDS scam in Arunachal Pradesh in 2008.

Chief minister Nabam Tuki recently told the state Assembly that the SIC had entered the final stage of its probe.

The SIC has found 64 persons to be involved in the case so far and chargesheets have been submitted against them.

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