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Home Ministry writes to Delhi Lokayukta on PWD minister

Union Home Ministry on Monday sent its response to the Delhi Lokayukta, giving reasons behind the decision to reject the anti-corruption body's recommendation to sack Delhi PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.

delhi Updated: Jul 05, 2011 00:53 IST

Union Home Ministry on Monday sent its response to the Delhi Lokayukta, giving reasons behind the decision to reject the anti-corruption body's recommendation to sack Delhi PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.

The letter from the Home Ministry came just four days after the Lokayukta sent a reminder to it asking for reasons behind the rejection of the recommendation.

In its response, Home Ministry cited Delhi government's stand on the issue that recommendation to sack the minister was totally based on "pure assumption" and "conjecture". "The communication from the Home Ministry stated that the decision to reject the recommendation of the Lokayukta was based on report of the Delhi government," top government sources said.

Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin had in February recommended to President Pratibha Patil to "withdraw her pleasure" for the minister to continue in office after finding him "guilty" of involvement in protecting a leading resort in the city in a tax evasion case.