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BJP demands CBI inquiry into Vigilance Bureau’s ‘leaked’ raid

The Panchkula unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged leak of the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau’s plan of raiding the Panchkula Municipal Council officials on a bribery complaint.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 28, 2009 1:04:35 am

The Panchkula unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded a CBI inquiry into the alleged leak of the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau’s plan of raiding the Panchkula Municipal Council officials on a bribery complaint.

Speaking at a media conference held at the party office in Sector 2,Panchkula,on Friday,vice-president of the National BJP Kisan Morcha,V K Sood,said as the matter involves a state investigating agency and the local deputy commissioner’s office,it is necessary that a probe be conducted by an independent agency like the CBI.

Sood said,“Things are not transparent as the accused have not been arrested even after a week has passed since the duo was booked. This is not the first time that the prevalence of corruption among MC officials has come to light.”

In the meantime,Panchkula DC Rajender Kataria issued a show cause notice to the Vigilance Deputy Superintendent of Police after the latter had claimed that information pertaining to the raid was leaked from the DC office. It was on March 20 that the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau had booked two officials of the Panchkula MC,municipal engineer Ramesh Verma and clerk Gulshan,after a contractor had alleged the duo of demanding a bribe of Rs 18,000 for clearing his pending bills.

The officials,however,‘escaped’ the trap laid by Vigilance Bureau sleuths after information regarding the raid on them was reportedly leaked.

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