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UP Govt gives clean chit to Mayawati in Taj case

Sources said the one-man commission in its inquiry had not found any irregularities, reports Umesh Raghuvanshi.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2006 00:18 IST

In what appears to be a major political decision the Mulayam Singh Yadav government on Friday approved a report giving a clean chit to Mayawati government in Taj Expressway project case.

The Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav chaired the meeting of the State Cabinet that approved the report of the Justice Sidheswar Narain Commission that had probed irregularities into the project to construct 182 kms long highway between NOIDA and Agra.

Although decisions of the State Cabinet were not disclosed to the media, the sources said the one-man commission in its inquiry report had not found any irregularities in the project that had been handed over to JP Group Industries during Mayawati’s tenure as Chief Minister.

Soon after taking over as Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav however had announced an inquiry into the project to probe the alleged irregularities.

An inquiry commission headed by Justice SR Mishra was soon set up to conduct the probe. It also found no irregularities in the project that had been put into cold storage during the tenure of Mulayam government.

Later, the Allahabad High Court had later set up one-man inquiry commission headed by Justice Narain to conduct the probe. The one-man commission submitted its report on October 27, 2006.

Although State Cabinet accepted the report of inquiry commission, it did not agree with the proposal that its term be extended by another three months.

Email Umesh Raghuvanshi: umeshraghuvanshi@hindustantimes.com