Shillong: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Power, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said that there was no raid or seizure of documents from the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) headquarters.
“I would like to clarify that the statement carried in the newspaper in fact was totally wrong, baseless and illogical. The statement was not at all acceptable as there were no such raids and no such seizure of documents made from the office of the MeECL,” Tynsong told reporters.
The Deputy Chief Minister however admitted that an official communication has taken place between the ED and the office of the MeECL in October-November 2021 .
“The ED officials had sought clarification and requested for necessary documents to which the MeECL had also complied and furnished all required information needed by the ED,” Tynsong said.
Moreover , he said that on Monday, the MeECL have submitted a few more clarifications and few more documents to the ED.
“Therefore, the question of raids, the question of seizure does not arise at all,” the Deputy Chief Minister said.
“People should understand that there is no criminal activity in the MeECL and that the MeECL has to furnish information required by such agencies and it is up to them to study the papers,” Tynsong said.
When asked about the clarification sought by the ED from the MeECL, the Deputy Chief Minister said, “I cannot say right now, what is the necessity for the ED to call on those documents as we have done our jobs and we leave it to the ED.”
“I will not be able to detail everything because when they want any documents be it tender documents, be it tender agreements, be it tender papers whatever required as sought by, we already furnished to the ED,” he further added.