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Punjab govt notifies conditions for mine auction probe

The one-man commission of justice JS Narang (retd) will probe all aspects of the allegations of impropriety against the irrigation and power minister in the mining auctions conducted recently.

punjab Updated: Jun 05, 2017 08:55 IST
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The tenure of the commission initially will be for a month and will be extended if required.
The tenure of the commission initially will be for a month and will be extended if required.(HT Photo)

The Punjab government on Wednesday notified terms and conditions for the commission of inquiry constituted to probe irregularities, if any, in the sand mining auctions, allegedly involving “benami” transactions by cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh.

The one-man commission of justice JS Narang (retd) will probe all aspects of the allegations of impropriety against the irrigation and power minister in the mining auctions conducted recently.

A spokesperson of the Punjab government said the notification had been issued after getting the terms and conditions finalised by the additional chief secretary (home) Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi. The tenure of the commission initially will be for a month and will be extended if required.

Terms and conditions

Whether rules were adhered to while awarding tenders of Saidpur Khurd and Mehadipur mines to Amit Bahadur and Kulvinder Paul

Whether Rana Gurjit has in any manner influenced the price bid at which these two mines were awarded

Whether the bids were made on behalf of the minister

Whether the minister has received any undue financial benefit or gain from the award of two mines to the bidders

Whether there has been any loss to the state revenue by the award of two mines at the price in question