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Three Haryana officials acquitted in graft cases

The Special Court of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday acquitted three officials of Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HPSPP) in three cases of corruption.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 16, 2012 4:18:24 am

The Special Court of the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday acquitted three officials of Haryana Prathmik Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HPSPP) in three cases of corruption.

Those acquitted were former district project coordinator Kiran Mishra,assistant project coordinator Rakesh Kumar and head clerk Jaiparkash Bhatnagar. All of them were given the benefit of the doubt.

The prosecution had alleged that between 1999 and 2000,in order to promote education for small children in rural areas,wall paintings and puppet shows were to be organised in three district of Haryana — Jind,Gurgaon and Hisar.

The three were accused of organising only 450 puppet shows and making a bill of 700.

The prosecution has alleged that the walls where the slogans were to be written were empty.

Lastly,the three were also accused of making inflated bills of taxis at a function in Gurgoan which was being visited by a World Bank team.

The prosecution had alleged that the three accused raised fictitious bills by their offices to get monetary benefits causing a huge loss to the state exchequer.

Three separate cases in this regard were registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation during the ongoing investigation in the textbook scam case in which Indian Administrative Service officer Sanjeev Kumar who was heading the HPSPP project then was the accused but was acquitted in a separate case by the court in April.

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