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Shunglu panel to probe only lapses

india Updated: Oct 21, 2010 02:05 IST
Zia Haq
Zia Haq
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The high-powered Shunglu committee, tasked by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to probe irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, is expected to focus on the delays, reasons for under-preparedness rather than go into individual cases of corruption.

A source in the government told HT that asking the committee to inquire into individual cases of corruption could lead to duplication. Nearly half-a-dozen constitutional and statutory bodies are already investigating different aspects related to the Games.

The focus of the committee would be to look into "systemic lapses" so that adequate lessons can be learnt for future events, the source said.

The panel, headed by former comptroller and auditor general VK Shunglu, would also have powers to recommend action against those found wanting in discharging their assigned responsibilities.

Shunglu would have the power to appoint his own team to carry out parallel investigations into the Games-related irregularities, he would still draw upon the findings of other investigative agencies as well.