An engineer of the public works department (PWD) allegedly involved in a multi-crore road scam in Arunachal Pradesh, surrendered before a court in West Kameng district on Wednesday, after evading arrest since August 31, a police officer said here.

Executive engineer of the PWD’s Chayangtajo division, Nyakpu Yangfo, allegedly involved in the Seppa-Chayangtajo NEC road scam, surrendered before the Bomdila session court, Superintendent of Police, Special Investigating Cell (Vigilance), Hemant Tiwari said. The judge remanded him to seven days police custody, the SP said.

Work on the 81-km long road, sanctioned under North East Council (NEC), which began in 2008 is yet to be completed. A case was registered with the investigation cell on March 5 this year by a social activist, alleging that the road has been under construction for over a decade, and more than Rs 100 crore have been disbursed to companies involved in building it, the SP had said. The…

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