Theme park case: CBI hands over case diary to court

As demanded,the Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday handed over the case diary pertaining to the controversial amusement-cum-theme park project.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:April 6, 2013 2:04 am

As demanded,the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday handed over the case diary pertaining to the controversial amusement-cum-theme park project. The case diary was handed over in a sealed cover to the special CBI Judge,Chandigarh. The case will now come up for resumed hearing on April 9.

The case allegedly involves former top UT bureaucrats regarding alleged corruption in the Administration’s controversial amusement-cum-theme park project.

He had also asked the CBI to submit a copy of the inquiry report sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and IT Valuation report mentioned in the closure report. In February,the investigating agency had filed a closure report in the case for the second time.

The closure report read that the agency had failed to investigate the claims made by Vikram Aditya,who had filed a series of complaints with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC),New Delhi,pertaining to conceptualisation and allotment of the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project.

The alleged scam involves ex-UT advisor Lalit Sharma,ex-home secretary Krishna Mohan,ex-director (Tourism) Vivek Atray and M/s Unitech Limited through its managing director Ajay Chandra. The CBI had booked all four on charges of criminal conspiracy,cheating,destruction of evidence and corruption.

The FIR registered by the CBI in the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project scam said that the Chandigarh Administration’s former top bureaucrats,in connivance with M/s Unitech Limited,indulged in criminal conspiracy and awarded 73.65 acres of land in Sarangpur village to M/s Unitech Limited at Rs 5.5-crore fixed annual licence fee and 1.1 per cent annual revenue sharing.

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