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Theme park: CBI pulled up; reinvestigation sought

REBUKING the CBI for missing out on loss to the exchequer on account of Rs 19 lakh payment made to the Consultant (SBI Caps) in the controversial multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project,Special CBI judge Vimal Kumar on Monday observed that “in a country where an average person lives on Rs 35 a day,Rs 19 lakh was a big loss.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 29, 2012 6:52:43 am

REBUKING the CBI for missing out on loss to the exchequer on account of Rs 19 lakh payment made to the Consultant (SBI Caps) in the controversial multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project,Special CBI judge Vimal Kumar on Monday observed that “in a country where an average person lives on Rs 35 a day,Rs 19 lakh was a big loss. How could such an aspect be ignored by the investigating agency?”

He asked the CBI to examine the loss to the exchequer and also probe the ongoing arbitration cases related to the project.

The CBI had recently filed a closure report on the grounds that they were not able to find any criminal intent or malafide on the part of the accused. Three former top bureaucrats — the then adviser Lalit Sharma,then home secretary Krishna Mohan and then director (tourism) Vivek Atray — and MD,Unitech Limited,Ajay Chandra were named as the accused in the FIR. The closure report has not yet been accepted by the CBI court.

The complainant in the case,Vivek Aditya,on Monday submitted an application in the court seeking “reinvestigation/ further investigation in the case”.

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