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Shunglu panel report: Delhi govt wants fresh probe

delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2011 23:47 IST
HT Correspondent
New Delhi

Trashing the findings of the Shunglu Committee, the Delhi Government has asked the Central government for a fresh probe by a central agency into alleged irregularities during the Commonwealth Games.

Senior Delhi Government officials said they were not going to take any action against its officials on the basis of the Shunglu Committee report.

"Most of the alleged irregularities are technical in nature and require a technical body to look into them," a senior Delhi government official said.

"We want the technical examination wing of the Central Vigilance Commission to look into them. Other investigations can be handed over to the chief vigilance officer of the CPWD," the official added.

The Delhi Government has attacked the findings of the PMO-appointed Committee in the development of city infrastructure during the Games, ever since it was posted online.

Calling it a "product of paranoia", the Delhi Government had posted its rebuttal on the report within 24 hours and also constituted a three-member committee of senior IAS officers to examine each allegation made in the report and prepare a "para-wise rebuttal".

In its 19-page reply sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Delhi Government had rejected almost all the findings of the committee and had accused it of deliberately choosing to adopt a logic of "convenience" in finding corruption in every policy of the government.

The PMO had handed over the report to the union home ministry for further action, earlier this month.