Constitute CoI to probe scams of ex-Ministers, ex-MLAs: Harsh Dev

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 2: While lauding the Governor’s decision to probe into the disproportionate assets of KAS officers in the aftermath of submission of their property statements to check the menace of corruption in the State, NPP chairman and former Minister Harsh Dev Singh made an appeal to the Governor to constitute a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) against the corrupt officers, former Ministers and Legislators who have accumulated huge wealth and disproportionate assets in the last four years. Click here to watch video
Addressing a press conference here Singh lambasted the erstwhile State Govt for having grossly failed to take action against the blemished politicians who had looted public exchequer, encroached State lands, Forest lands, Municipal and JDA and Custodian lands besides installed illegal brick kilns, stone crushers, hot mix plants and raised mammoth movable and immovable properties in various parts of the State by abusing their position and authority.
Describing the Prime Minister Modi’s tall slogan of providing transparent, accountable and corruption free governance to the people as hoax, Harsh Dev said that all such rants were made to enchant the masses for political gains. He said that several ex-BJP Ministers, ex-MLAs and a sitting BJP MP had been reported of late to have created huge assets, taken loan from J&K Bank amounting to Rs 30 crores and got it declared NPA besides defied norms and procedures and violated the defence acts besides violations in constructing un-authorized structures and palatial bungalows.
He said that even during demonetization a Minister’s vehicle was widely reported to have been apprehended while carrying huge cash for conversion into new currency notes. “Similarly another Minister’s spouse was reported to have been video-graphed while converting black money into gold. Another Minister accused of having taken several crores as bribe from his colleague MLC for granting permission for construction of private apartments in an environmentally fragile area of Jammu”, Harsh divulged.
Revealing further, Singh said that several ex-BJP Ministers were accused of promoting transfer industry in the State, allotment of works without tenders and back door appointments made in Govt departments on monetary and extraneous considerations. Moreover, several ex-Ministers and ex-MLAs had encroached huge Govt lands.
He urged upon the Governor to hold an inquiry into the assets of former Minister, Legislators and bureaucrats.

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