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CBI directed to probe nexus between politicians and MCD engineers

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the CBI to institute a probe against the engineers of the MCD who had been suspended or dismissed for their alleged involvement in the unauthorised constructions in the Capital.

A division bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma, asked the CBI to look into the nexus between the MCD officials and their political bosses responsible for the unauthorised constructions.

The Court directed the CBI Director to file the preliminary enquiry (PE) against the corrupt engineers, and also file a preliminary probe report before the court in four weeks.

Adjourning the matter for further direction till April 27, the court directed the CBI Director to constitute a Special Task Force (STF) headed by a Joint Director to probe into the matter.

The ambit of inquiry should also be extended to other corrupt officials in the MCD, the court added.

Senior Counsel Vinay Sabarwal appearing for the MCD submitted that the authorities had initiated action against the corrupt officials.

''The unauthorised constructions would go on unabated, if stern action was not taken against the corrupt officials,'' observed the Court.

Mr Sabarwal said the staff of the MCD had resentment against the action initiated against the corrupt officials.

''There are many unemployed engineers in the country, appoint them in place of the corrupt officials,'' said the bench while directing the civic body not to be lenient on the unwanted elements in the corporation.


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