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Punish wrongdoers but no witch-hunting, says Dikshit on CWG

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 22:09

New Delhi: Under attack over the Shunglu
Committee report, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday
said those involved in wrongdoings in CWG projects must
be punished but at the same time care must be taken to ensure
that innocent do not face any harassment.

"The government agencies are working.... The guilty
must be punished but we must be careful to see that officials
who are not involved in any wrongdoing and who put all hard
work to make the event successful do not face any harassment,"
Dikshit said.

She was asked to comment on the Prime Minister`s
Office referring the Shunglu Committee findings to the Home
Ministry for further action on alleged irregularities in
certain Commonwealth Games projects implemented by Delhi

The PMO has asked Home Ministry to send its reply on
the queries raised by the Shunglu panel in works done by the
city government controlled departments.

The Prime Minister-appointed probe panel has found
procedural violations by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder
Khanna and the Chief Minister for alleged inadequacies in
executing projects related to Commonwealth Games.

Rejecting the report, Delhi Government had termed the
high-powered panel`s observations as a "product of paranoia"
which is "full of contradictions" and "anomalies".

In its report brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan
in response to the findings of the Shunglu Committee, the city
government last month had rejected almost all the findings of
the panel and instead accused it of deliberately choosing to
adopt a logic of "convenience" in finding corruption in every
policy and every tender of the government.

The BJP has been demanding resignation of Dikshit in
the wake of the report by the high powered committee.


First Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 22:09
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