The Lokayukta has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) to look into the alleged irregularities in allotment of space in police stations for installation of 4G telecom towers of a private company.
The PE has been registered after the petitioner Alok Singhai, a resident of Bhopal, had approached the High Court in this regard. The court had directed the Lokayukta to examine the complaint and submit a compliance report.
In his complaint, Singhai had alleged that former director general of police (DGP) Nandan Dube had agreed to allot land in police stations to a private telecom operator. He had alleged irregularities in the decision and approached the court.
Singhai had alleged that this caused revenue loss to the state government. The petitioner had alleged that as per the deal, the land on premises of police stations was to be used for installation of these towers which will get free maintenance for 15 years.
Though no FIR has been registered, the Lokayukta has registered a preliminary enquiry against the former DGP. Now the Lokayukta will look into the complaint and submit compliance report within 90 days.