CVO wants more time for collapse probe; act fast, says Cong
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Last Updated: Monday, November 29, 2010, 23:56
New Delhi: Even after a fortnight of the Lalita Park collapse here that claimed 70 lives, MCD is yet to complete an internal vigilance inquiry into the incident and has now sought more time to submit the probe report.

A meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi was adjourned today after opposition Congress created a ruckus over the delay in submitting the vigilance report.

A multi-storeyed building with at least two illegal floors collapsed in Lalita Park in Laxmi Nagar area of east Delhi. The MCD asked its Chief Vigilance Officer to submit a probe report in four days but later extended the time-frame as the CVO said some "complex issues" were involved.

The deliberative wing of the MCD has now asked the Municipal Commissioner to fix a deadline for submitting the probe report.

"The Vigilance Department has once again sought more time to complete the work. I have asked the Commissioner to fix a deadline for it. Such delays will not be tolerated," said Leader of the MCD House Subhash Arya.

Officials said the CVO has cited absence of proper records pertaining to the building as one of the major hurdles in completing the investigation.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in MCD J K Sharma today said almost 15 days have passed since the incident but MCD "has not taken any action against any official for dereliction of duty".

Sharma demanded an inquiry in the working of Building Department and said the officials who are responsible for the Lalita Park incident should be taken to task immediately.


First Published: Monday, November 29, 2010, 23:56

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