A privileges panel,constituted by Vidhan Sabha Speaker Nirmal Singh Kahlon,will now look into Mahilpur MLA Sohan Singh Thandals complaint,accusing Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar of not taking interest in the functioning of the Scheduled Caste (SC) Committee.
The other corruption case against the DC is also likely to be probed by the panel. It,however,is pertinent to mention here that Patiala Divisional Commissioner J S Bir had given a clean-chit to the DC in the alleged corruption case regarding the allotment of cracker sites.
Satpal Gosain,Deputy Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, while talking to Newsline said,One case has already been sent to the Privileges Committee and the other corruption case against Gurjar is also likely to be referred soon. It is shameful for the IAS officer that his case will be seen by a panel of elected representatives and that too two complaints in one go.
Meanwhile,the DC met CM Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday,who was in the city for a personal visit. The meeting was reportedly held behind closed doors for about half an hour,but the DC did not divulge any details and simply said,The CM had a minor injury on his hand and I had gone to see him at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. He did not ask me anything about the inquiry or anything else.
The DC also feigned ignorance about his case being looked into by a Privileges panel. I have no knowledge, he said.
Gosain,meanwhile,also stated that as per the norms,a case is moved into a Privileges Committee if the inquiry by the divisional commissioner is not satisfactory to any of the parties. He had already expressed resentment over the inquiry report submitted by Bir.
Badal injures hand
Following an injury to his hand while closing the door of his car,Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was treated at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday. The doctors said it was not a very serious injury. Dr Kuldip Singh of the surgery department said,The injury is not very grave and there is nothing to worry about.