Haryana constitutes committee to study Dhingra panel’s report

CM Khattar said, “(A) committee has been constituted to study the report and decision shall be taken after receiving recommendations of the Committee.”

By: Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:September 15, 2016 3:32 am

HARYANA GOVERNMENT has constituted a three-member committee to study the report submitted by the one-man commission headed by retired Judge S N Dhingra. Justice Dhingra had submitted his probe report on licences issued by the previous Haryana government in Sector 78-86 of Gurgaon on August 31.

This was stated by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the inauguration of the newly constructed building of State Vigilance Bureau in Sector 23 Wednesday.

As per the Commission of Inquiry Act, the inquiry report has to be tabled in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Since the monsoon session is already over and the winter session doesn’t start before January, the state government will now study the report and initiate action before placing it in the Vidhan Sabha in the next session.

Khattar said, “(A) committee has been constituted to study the report and decision shall be taken after receiving recommendations of the Committee.”

Highlighting that the government follows a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption, Khattar said “focus should also be on catching senior government functionaries who are found indulging in corrupt practices in order to send a strong message to public against corruption”. “Corruption is a cancer and it could also be checked by using Information Technology. You have a free hand and there would be no pressure or demand for any undue favour in your drive to check corruption,” Khattar added while addressing a gathering comprising senior police officers of the state.

Vigilance Bureau has so far registered 334 criminal cases ever since the BJP government came to power in Haryana in October 2014. Out of these, 58 cases were registered against public servants and 31 of the accused have already been convicted.

Khattar also announced setting up of two more police stations of the Vigilance Bureau in Faridabad and Karnal, after which the number of such police stations will increase to seven in the state.