Vyapam: DGP asked to transfer complaints against STF to Lokayukta

  • Shams Ur Rehman Alavi, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2015 19:49 IST

Activist and whistleblower Ajay Dubey has asked the Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday to take action in the case of alleged corruption complaints against special task force (STF) officials and personnel.

Dubey has said that the state police chose to ignore complaints made against STF officials in the past.

“They gave the reason that the investigation in Vyapam cases was being monitored by the High Court. Hence, they could not intervene,” he said.

“Now, the STF is no longer investigating the Vyapam case. Hence, the complaints of corruption against its members should now be investigated. Our demand is that these complaints should be handed over to the Lokayukta for investigation, while the complaints about STF’s failure in investigating the scam should be handed over to the CBI,” Dubey added.

The activist wrote to the director general of police (DGP), asking him to take action into the 1200 complaints which STF had received and urging him to send corruption-related complaints to Lokayukta, while leaving Vyapam-related plaints to CBI.

In the copy of the letter sent to State police chief, Dubey has written, “The STF issued public notice to newspapers and other media to invite the complaints to provide the information regarding the scam....”.

“..the Supreme Court has already decided in Lalita Kumari vs Union of India case that the police should take cognizance of the complaint or communicate the refusal to investigate to the complainant.”

“In this case, the STF has failed to do the both... I humbly request you to take of cognizance of those 1200 complaints and ensure free and fair inquiry. Please send the complaints of corruption to Lokayukta and complaints related to vyapam scam to CBI. Please also put the details of the complaints on website to ensure transparency.”

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