Dehra Dun: Retired High Court Judge
Shambhunath Srivastav would head the commission set up to
probe more than 50 scandals which surfaced during the previous
N D Tiwari-led Congress government in Uttarakhand.
The state government has decided to appoint Justice
(retd) Srivastav as chairman of the commission, Ajay Pradyot,
Additional Secretary to the Chief Minister said here. A
notification in this regard would be issued soon, he added.
Justice (retd) Srivastav would probe 52 scandals
unearthed during the tenure of Tiwari government and his term
would be of one year from the date of appointment, Pradyot
The post of the chairman of the commission was lying
vacant since the death of Justice (retd) R A Sharma last year.
The commission was set up in Sept, 2007 by the then B C
Khanduri government to probe 56 scandals swirling around the
previous Congress government as this was the main poll plank
of the BJP during the electioneering in the run-up to the 2007
Justice (retd) Sharma had completed the inquiry into four
cases and submitted their report to the government for action
before his death.