Former Arunachal CM Apang arrested for role in financial scam

     Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang on Tuesday arrested by the Special Investigation Cell in connection with the multi-crore public distribution system scam. Apang, who was summoned to the cell this morning, was arrested under non-bailable sections. He was booked under Section 120b (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery), 409 (criminal breach of trust) of IPC read with B-2 Prevention of Prevention of Corruption Act. The Special Investigation Cell was constituted by the state government on the directive of the Gauhati High Court after a PIL was filed by the Arunachal Citizens' Right Chairperson Bamang Anthony and Domin Loya on June 13, 2004 against the alleged over 1000 crore PDS scam in the state. Apang was the chief minister during the period when the scam took place.

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