Fresh charges soon in MCD ghost staff racket

  • Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Feb 07, 2013 23:54 IST

After a two-year probe, the Delhi Police is all set to file fresh chargesheets based on seven FIRs in the ghost employee scam unearthed in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), before its trifurcation.

The police told the Delhi high court, which had ordered a probe into the scam by the economic offences wing of the crime branch in 2011, about the fresh chargesheets.

A PIL filed by NGO Jagrook Welfare Society had alleged that 22,000 ‘gardeners’ and ‘sweepers’ existed as MCD employees only on paper and were being paid salary.

The counsel for the Delhi police told a bench of chief justice D Murugesan and justice R S Endlaw that seven FIRs had been lodged ‘which covered almost all the erring officials and others against whom action has been  taken’.

The police said the entire investigation will be completed in six months and chargesheets filed. It said the signatures of a large number of people, who drew salary through illegal means, have been sent to forensic labs for verification.

The MCD has told the court that disciplinary proceedings have begun against the officials.

 

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