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Governor should clear air over SSF: BJP

india Updated: Jul 17, 2009 22:18 IST

The BJP on Friday said Jharkhand Governor Syed Sibtey Razi should clear the air shrouding the Secret Service Funds (SSF) after the Accountant General raised doubts over its expenditure in 2006.

"The Governor should clear the air on the SSF funds. Razi recently held Janata Durbar, and he should have clarified it as the people should know about it. Now he should convene a press conference and clear the matter," the BJP state unit president, Raghuvar Das told a press conference here.

He was reacting on the recent reports of the AGs letter to the state chief secretary asking for an investigation into the separate withdrawals of Rs 5.60 crore and Rs 2.50 crore within 15 days in March 2006 by the state police department.

The SSF is meant for the payment to informers who give useful information (to the police) of a secret nature and whose identities must not be disclosed.

Das alleged that funds from Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) were being diverted for beautifying the Raj Bhavan.

The governor is the Chancellor of the BAU, where 41 of the 62 projects taken up for research since 2003 remained incomplete, the BJP leader claimed.

In its report year ended 31 March 2008, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India had rapped the BAU for failing to live up to its mandate---by developing agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries and forestry, he said.