Govt asked to probe fake number plates

Deputy chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare has asked the government to conduct an anti-corruption bureau inquiry into the allegations of fake high security number plates issued by a private company.

Written by Express News Service | Published:April 20, 2012 12:25 am

Deputy chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare has asked the government to conduct an anti-corruption bureau inquiry into the allegations of fake high security number plates issued by a private company.

After allegations that the state government had not appointed an agency to issue such high security number plates as directed by the Centre,NCP MLC Vinayak Mete said the private company,Utsav,had issued such duplicate number plates and committed fraud to the tune of Rs 150 crore.

However,minister of state for transport GulabraoDeokar said no such company had been appointed and no fraud had taken place. “The question of duplicate number plates does not occur,” said Deokar. He added that tenders were now being issued and no corruption or fraud as alleged by members had taken place.

Davkhare said that taking into consideration the serious allegations made by members,the government should conduct an ACB inquiry. Deokar said it would be unfair to order such an inquiry as there had been no fraud. He said the issue could be inquired by a high-level committee of the department.

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