VB chief cites SC verdicts for motion in opposition to ‘corrupt’ officers
Ruchika M Khanna
Chandigarh, January 11
Whereas the PCS Officers’ Affiliation withdrew its mass informal go away name and resumed duties at this time, the problem of naming IAS officer Neelima within the PSIEC land bifurcation case hangs in stability.
Even because the Vigilance Bureau chief Varinder Kumar reiterated his stand that no prior approval was wanted to register an FIR within the PSIEC land allotment case, the IAS officers’ foyer appeared pushed to the wall to make clear its stand.
An FAQ within the case was uploaded on the web site of “Make investments Punjab”, clarifying every allegation levelled in opposition to then PSIEC officers within the sale of 25-acre land to an actual property developer, its bifurcation and the foundations underneath which the bifurcation was allowed.
Nonetheless, since Chief Secretary VK Janjua had not submitted the report back to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on the matter until the night, it led to some heartburn.
Sources say that the Chief Secretary was getting ready the report and can get it legally vetted, earlier than submitting it to the CM on Thursday.
A gathering of IAS officers, scheduled to be held at this time with the CM, was postponed. Mann had mentioned he had sought a report from the Chief Secretary and no coercive motion can be taken. The affiliation was additionally assured that the case can be re-examined.
Members of the IAS Officers’ Affiliation had been instructed that the Chief Secretary had reiterated that the standard-operating procedures (SOPs) to be adopted when coping with any case of corruption in opposition to an officer. A committee comprising the Chief Secretary, Secretary, Personnel, and Secretary, Vigilance, would make sure that the SOPs launched on January 9 can be adopted in future, mentioned Extra Chief Secretary to the CM, A Venu Prasad.
Earlier within the day, the Vigilance Bureau chief met Janjua and reportedly cited 4 apex courtroom judgments that allowed for the police motion in coping with corrupt officers with out taking prior approval underneath Part 17 A of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Sources mentioned a illustration had additionally been despatched by Neelima to the CM, urging him to direct the VB to drop fees in opposition to her, stating that the costs had been false and frivolous.
A reply to the queries by the VB has come out in public area. The reply, a replica of which is with The Tribune, was reportedly submitted by the PSIEC to the VB on December 15. This reply says that there isn’t any illegality within the sale of the plot. Furthermore, an inventory of plot holders within the township contains identify of a relative of a senior police officer.
Janjua but to submit report
- Chief Secretary VK Janjua had not submitted the report back to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on the matter until the night.
- Sources say that he’s getting ready the report and can get it legally vetted earlier than submitting it to the CM on Thursday
- A gathering of IAS officers, scheduled to be held on Wednesday with the CM, was postponed
- Mann had mentioned he had sought a report from the Chief Secretary and no coercive motion can be taken
VB will get manufacturing warrant in opposition to ex-minister Arora
Chandigarh: The Vigilance Bureau has obtained manufacturing warrant in opposition to former minister Sham Sunder Arora for questioning within the Punjab Small Industries and Export Company rip-off during which IAS officer Neelima and several other others had been just lately booked. A Vigilance officers mentioned the ex-minister, who’s lodged within the Ropar jail relating to a forest rip-off, can be offered earlier than a judicial Justice of the Peace tomorrow.