The district transport officer (DTO) has allegedly complained to the deputy commissioner and the state transport commissioner against the inspection of the record of a clerk of its office by the joint team of the vigilance bureau of Faridkot and Mansa on Friday.
The vigilance bureau allegedly took some record of the district transport office in its possession on Friday, allegedly on the irregularities in the issuance of the old short registration numbers, with three letters only, which are now fancy or VIP numbers besides the inter-state transfer of the vehicles without obtaining no-objection certificate from the previous registration authority which has allegedly led to the loss of tax to the state transport department.
The vigilance officials, led by Harjinder Singh Dhaliwal, DSP, vigilance bureau, Faridkot, and Paramjeet Singh, DSP vigilance bureau, Mansa, had inspected the record of the DTO office. The vigilance inspection ran for hours till late evening.
On Friday, Harjinder Singh Dhaliwal, DSP VB Faridkot had said that the joint team was inspecting the record of the transport office with the permission from the district magistrate and in the presence of the government witnesses.
"We have taken permission from the district magistrate and inspection is going on in the presence of the government witnesses and it is a public interest inspection. Anything found wrong would be looked into," he had told HT on Friday.
But Nacchattar Singh Brar, DTO, Faridkot, on Saturday complained to the district t magistrate and other senior officials of the transport department in this regard. But Brar denied that it was a complaint.
"I have only informed the district magistrate about the inspection of the vigilance bureau of the record of a clerk of my office, who was even absent on Friday in the absence of the employee concerned and without prior permission of the district magistrate, which is mandatory. it is not appropriate to inspect the record of anybody. He may find something amiss in his record or may have some other apprehensions. So, it was my duty to inform the seniors in this regard," Brar said.