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Vigilance department yet to make headway in RLA tout scam

The local vigilance department, which had started investigation into the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) tout scam last month, is yet to get a strong lead in the case.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 16, 2014 11:58 IST
Vivek Gupta

The local vigilance department, which had started investigation into the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) tout scam last month, is yet to get a strong lead in the case.

On August 8 this year, the RLA had busted a racket of agents who in connivance with a class-4 employee of the authority, Sector 17, were getting files deposited at the branch after charging money from applicants. Following the incident, the vigilance department began its investigation and grilled two former RLA officials at least four times, besides two current employees for their alleged involvement in running the racket in the RLA.

Several RLA records were also scrutinised to nail these suspected employees. Sources in the department confirmed several lapses in their working as the applicants’ files cleared by them did not have all mandatory documentary proofs, but the criminal liability could not be established against the suspected officials.

When the phone records of these officials were checked, it was found that some calls were exchanged between the officials and the touts but it was not enough to nail them, sources in the department said.

When contacted, vigilance inspector Gurjeet Kaur said the investigation was yet to be over as the role of the suspected employees was still under scanner. “If we could not nail the suspected employees, we would definitely recommend departmental action against them as some lapses are found in their working,” she said.

Sonu, the agent, and Rakesh, RLA sweeper, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the scam, are out on bail. The vigilance department recorded their voice sample recently.