Vakil asks Govt to come out with clear policy against corruption

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 21: Former Minister Abdul Gani Vakil appealed Chief Minister to come out with a clear policy against corruption and must activate their prosecutors and advocates to act against the wrongdoers and culprits who deserve to be brought to book at any cost.
Vakil also said that there are dozens of cases against politicians and bureaucrats in State Accountability Commission which have been stayed without further proceedings. He said Government must get the stays vacated and start proceedings in the cases with the help of Government advocates to prove its intentions. He said that keeping in view the failure of all constituted anti- graft instructions, because of political and other interference formation of independent commission headed by sitting High Court judge to enquire into massive irregularity and bunglings of bureaucrats and politicians is necessary.
Expressing shock that till now Government has completely failed in taking action against those involved in corruption cases Vakil said that if Government has done anything regarding corruption that is punishing class 4th employees where as big sharks are roaming scot free.
Vakil called upon the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to put the Committee report on 2013-14 infant deaths which numbered in hundreds in GB Panth Hospital in public domain and punish those indicted in the report.  Vakil said ‘since the purpose of probing the infant deaths is to punish the guilty and Committee has submitted its report,  it is for the Chief Minister to take the follow up action’.   Expressing surprise over delay caused in making the committee report public Vakil called upon the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to make the report public immediately, punish the guilty and table the action taken report in both the Houses of the Assembly.