Congress demands CBI probe into BBMP works

Last Updated: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 17:22

Bangalore: Congress on Saturday asked the
Karnataka government to order a CBI probe into the alleged
Rs 15,000 crore scam in civic works undertaken by Bruhut
Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in the last three years.

Talking to reporters here, KPCC President G Parameshwara
commended the action taken by BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah for
unearthing financial irregularities in three assembly
constituencies to the tune of Rs 1,539 crore.

He said Siddaiah had filed a criminal complaint with the
Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force, the jurisdictional police,
asking it to probe the irregularities on the basis of findings
by the BBMP`s Technical Vigilance Committee.

He said the government should order for a CBI inquiry
into the civic works undertaken by BBMP in all the 198 wards
from 2008 to 2012.

Parameshwara said if the government transferred Siddaiah
bowing to pressures from BJP MLAs, Congress would protest it.

He criticised the BJP government for transferring
Lokayukta ADGP Jeevan Kumar B Goankar to bail out former Chief
Minister BS Yeddyurappa against whom Lokayukta police has
been probing corruption cases.

Goankar`s transfer should be cancelled and he be posted
back to Lokayukta, he demanded.

Parameshwara flayed the transfer of HN Satyanarayana Rao
as ADGP Lokayukta against whom the High Court has ordered for
action for failure to check illegal mining during his posting
in Bellary.


First Published: Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 17:22

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