Hours after Delhi Lieutenant Governor V.Ok. Saxena hit again at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and minister Atishi over the report on the Bamnoli land case, Delhi authorities hit again, saying that it’s a brazen try on the a part of the L-G to guard his “favourite” officers, specifically Chief Secretary Narensh Kumar and Divisional Commissioner Ashwini Kumar.
Delhi authorities in response to the L-G’s be aware in reference to the Bamnoli land acquisition matter mentioned, “This is a brazen attempt on the part of the L-G to protect his favourite officers, namely the Chief Secretary and Divisional Commissioner.”
“If they have done nothing wrong, why is the L-G obstructing an inquiry against them? The Vigilance Minister’s (Atishi) report was prompted because of a whistleblower’s complaint and media reports highlighting the Chief Secretary’s role in the scam. Yet, the L-G chose to launch a political attack on the government itself, ” AAP mentioned.
The Delhi authorities additionally mentioned that in all equity, all out there proof ought to be forwarded to the CBI to allow the company to conduct an neutral inquiry.
It additional mentioned that it’s a matter of undeniable fact that the Chief Secretary’s son is an worker and a director in beneficiary firm.
“We are stunned that the L-G finds nothing uncommon in the truth that the 30-year-old son of the Chief Secretary is a director in an online of corporations, lots of that are registered in the identical handle, have similar electronic mail ID and have the identical set of individuals as administrators working in numerous sectors, akin to infrastruture, healthcare, waste administration, actual property and many others.
“Interestingly, most of these companies have their business footprint in Delhi, where the Chief Secretary is the head of bureaucracy, and strangely, the companies become beneficiaries of several government contracts and largesse, ” the Delhi authorities mentioned.
It puzzled if the L-G thinks that is all regular and the Chief Secretary has no function to play in it.
“It can be a matter of undeniable fact that the Chief Secretary appointed Hemant Kumar as the brand new DM of Southwest quickly after assuming the put up. It is flawed to say that the Chief Secretary on his personal really useful inquiry towards the DM.
“The exorbitant compensation award by the DM was given on May 15, 2023. It was during the joint visit of Union minister Nitin Gadkari and the L-G on May 18 that Gadkari and NHAI strongly raised their objections, ” the Delhi authorities mentioned.
It mentioned that left them with no possibility and to avoid wasting their pores and skin, the Chief Secretary and the Divisional Commissioner really useful inquiries quickly after.
“Under which law does an accused go scot-free just because he orders an investigation into the crime, ” the Delhi authorities requested.
It additionally claimed that the inquiry itself was compromised as a result of the Chief Secretary, being the Chief Vigilance Officer, presided over the vigilance investigation whereas he himself had shut connections with the beneficiaries of this rip-off.
“This is a clear case of ‘conflict of interest’ and a violation of the vigilance manual. Further, the inquiry sought to hide the true scale of the scam by valuing it at Rs 312 crore instead of Rs 850 crore, as was brought out in the minister’s (Atishi) report. All these important facts have been conveniently ignored by the L-G, ” the Delhi authorities mentioned.
“Why is the L-G so eager and impatient to give a clean chit to his favourite officers without an inquiry, ” AAP requested.
“Will the LG to allow an impartial inquiry by the CBI into the matter and not pre-judge the matter and protect certain individuals because of his fondness for them, ” the Delhi authorities requested.
The sharp reactions got here after Saxena expressed shock that the report which offers with delicate vigilance issues and has been marked to his secretariat in a confidential cowl, has surfaced within the public area.
The L-G mentioned that even the fundamental rules of inquiry haven’t been adopted within the prompt case and Vigilance Minister Atishi and Chief Minister Kejriwal have referred the matter to CBI and ED, which is past their competence as per regulation established.
Raj Bhavan sources mentioned that in his letter to Kejriwal, Saxena mentioned that he has obtained the “preliminary report” on “complaints” submitted by Atishi and endorsed by the Chief Minister.
The sources mentioned that the L-G expressed shock and dubbed it as unlucky that the report which offers with delicate vigilance associated issues and has been marked to his secretariat in a confidential cowl, has already been in public area and its digital or digital copies are freely out there and particulars thereof have been broadly reported within the media.
Saxena talked about that he couldn’t discover any doc or proof to substantiate the claims made by Atishi.