Defending its closure report in the infamous theme-cum-amusement park case, Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) gas reiterated that there is no evidence against UT bureaucrats regarding alleged “corruption” in the project.
CBI made these submissions before the CBI special judge, Vimal Kumar, on Thursday during the hearing of arguments on the second closure report filed by CBI in the case. The court has now deferred the case to June 3.
The scam first came to light after Vivek Aditya, a Chandigarh resident, had filed a series of complaints with the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), alleging corruption in the allotment of the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project.
This was the second time that the CBI filed a closure report in the case. The CBI's first report was rejected by the court on May 18, 2012. A fresh probe was ordered on August 30, 2012.
The closure report submitted by the CBI stated that the agency had already recommended and written to the ministry of home affairs, recommending action against then UT home secretary Krishna Mohan and then IT director Vivek Attray for alleged departmental lapses. The scam also brought out the names of former UT adviser Lalit Sharma and Unitech Limited managing director Ajay Chandra.
All four were booked on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, destruction of evidence and corruption by the CBI. There were allegations that top UT bureaucrats, in connivance with Unitech Limited, indulged in criminal conspiracy and awarded 73.65-acre land in Sarangpur village to the firm at a fixed annual licence fee of Rs 5.5 crore and 1.1% revenue sharing.