Bureaucrats query if sanction was taken earlier than submitting case
Chandigarh, January 5
Panic has gripped the state paperwork after 2008-batch IAS officer Neelima was booked by the Vigilance Bureau at this time. Although the officer has not been arrested, the resentment towards the motion was palpable after the FIR was registered.
Many officers have questioned the registration of the FIR towards the officer and questioned whether or not vital permission below Part 17-A of Prevention of Corruption (Modification) Act was taken. The part states, “… No police officer shall conduct any enquiry or inquiry or investigation into any offence alleged to have been dedicated by a public servant below this Act, the place the alleged offence is relatable to any suggestion made or resolution taken by such public servant in discharge of his official capabilities or duties, with out the earlier approval…”
Prime officers within the Vigilance Bureau, when requested if the permission below Part 17-A was taken earlier than the officer was booked, mentioned it was not required, because the case associated to tampering of official recordsdata. Curiously, the Vigilance Bureau had been looking for paperwork associated to the PSIEC land switch case, however there was some delay in handing over the paperwork to the Bureau. The VB chief had then reportedly then raised the problem with the Chief Secretary, who had “suggested” the division at hand over the recordsdata to the investigating company.
It could be talked about that she is the second officer to be booked by the Vigilance Bureau after the Aam Aadmi Celebration authorities got here to energy. Earlier, Sanjay Popli was booked and later arrested by Vigilance Bureau. Two different IAS officers are below the Enforcement Directorate radar. Whereas ED sleuths had raided the residence of IAS officer Varun Roojam within the alleged Excise rip-off, one other senior IAS officer KAP Sinha, too, has been questioned by the ED within the case.