Justice Kandpal desires to quit inquiry commission
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 15:40
  
Dehra Dun: Justice (retd) BC Kandpal, heading the inquiry panel probing into scams unearthed during the previous Congress regime in Uttarakhand, today expressed his desire to be relieved from the responsibility as he is "overburdened".

"Kandpal has expressed his desire to be relieved from the responsibility of inquiry commission and urged the state government to appoint someone else on the post," Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar told PTI here.

His letter expressing desire to quit the inquiry panel has been forwarded to Chief Minister B C Khanduri, he said.

The judicial commission has already completed its probe into 60 out of the 68 scams and handed over the reports to the state government, Kumar said.

The retired justice, who is also holding the post of state consumer dispute redressal commission chairman, wanted that the inquiry into the remaining eight cases should be completed without delay, the chief secretary said.

Significantly, Kandpal's letter came two days after the ruling BJP in Uttarakhand directed the vigilance department to initiate legal action against all those people who have been indicted by the commission in 17 scams in the previous Congress government led by N D Tiwari.

These scams included those relating to irregularities in leasing out of horticulture gardens and Matela cold storage, equipment purchase in ITIs, construction of canals by irrigation department, computer purchase in IT and other departments, etc.

The inquiry commission was set up in September 2007.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, November 03, 2011, 15:40


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