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JDA official removed, Ashok Gehlot seeks ACB probe

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday demanded an Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) inquiry against officials of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) over alleged irregularities in regularising a residential area in the city.

Written by Rajeev Jain | Jaipur |
February 10, 2016 12:10:10 am

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday demanded an Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) inquiry against officials of Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) over alleged irregularities in regularising a residential area in the city.

Two days ago, Urban Development Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat had toured the area, Prithviraj Nagar, which falls under JDA. During the inspection, he reportedly received many complaints related to regularisation camps and roads.

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The minister expressed his displeasure and warned JDA officers about an ACB probe in the matter. Subsequently, the Department of Personnel removed zonal deputy commissioner Meena from the post on Monday and issued him an awaiting posting order (APO).

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The action prompted the JDA to act. Regularisation camps have been undertaken in vacant areas of Prithviraj Nagar and lease deeds allotted. Many complaints also reached the government regarding these matters.

Gehlot, who has raised the matter of alleged corruption in Prithviraj Nagar a number of times, on Tuesday demanded an ACB inquiry against JDA officials over alleged irregularities in regularising the residential area.

“There were many irregularities and rampant corruption in regularising of Prithviraj Nagar. From time to time, I have been drawing the attention of the state government to the corruption in JDA and now the minister has himself admitted this,” Gehlot said in a statement.

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