BJP demands prosecution of those indicted by Shunglu committee
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Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 22:16
New Delhi: BJP Thursday demanded CBI probe into specific cases of wrongdoings and prosecution of all those held responsible by PM-appointed Shunglu Committee for irregularities in the CWG projects implemented by the Delhi Government.

The party today submitted a complaint letter to the CBI here, listing major irregularities pointed out by the Shunglu Committee and demanding action against all those allegedly involved in the alleged irregularities, including Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Seeking CBI probe into all specific cases of irregularities, Delhi BJP chief Vijender Gupta in the letter alleged that senior officials as well as Dikshit and some of her ministerial colleagues were found to have been involved in wrongdoings.

In the letter addressed to the CBI director, the party alleged that a nexus of politicians, contractors, engineers and official was at work to siphon off public money in the name of preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Quoting from the Shunglu Committee report, the party alleged bungling in various projects, including street lighting project, Barapullah Nallah elevated road project, street scraping and Ring Road bypass project.

"We request the CBI to take proper sanctions to prosecute all those who may be involved in the illegal acts, including the Chief Minister," the letter said.

Besides holding various agencies responsible for "irregularities", the Shunglu panel has also found procedural violations by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna and Dikshit for alleged inadequacies in executing certain CWG projects.

The city government had rejected the Shunglu committee report, terming it as a "product of paranoia" which is "full of contradictions" and "anomalies".

In its brief report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh 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.


First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2011, 22:16

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