CVO wants more time for collapse probe; act fast, says Cong

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.

PTI



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

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