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Guilty would not be spared, Minister

Written by: Staff

Shimla, Mar 27 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Irrigation and Public Health (IPH) Minister Kaul Singh Thakur today said the government has ordered an inquiry into the irregularities in the widening of the Sohal-Dhrabla road and the guilty would not be spared.

Replying to a question of Mohinder Singh (BJP) during question hour, he said the government had already ordered an inquiry by the chief engineer and the report in this regard would be submitted within a month.

Even as BJP legislators Ramesh Dhawala and Ravinder Ravi, wanted the government to appoint a fact finding committee of MLAs to ascertain the truth, Mr Thakur said the government would not hesitate and refer the matter to the vigilance department for further investigations.

The House witnessed uproarious scenes after Mr Thakur turned down the Opposition's demand, saying that he would however, compare the facts with the Opposition's report, if it was made available to him to ascertain the truth.

Earlier, raising the issue in the Assembly, Mohinder Singh (BJP) demanded a CBI inquiry into the huge expenditure on widening of the road.

Replying to another question by Satpal Singh Satti (BJP), Mr Thakur said vacant posts in the Municipal Committees and Nagar Panchayats would be filled by direct recruitment and after making amendments in the provision.


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