VB begins process to register case against fauji

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Dec 04, 2014 21:38 IST

The Haryana vigilance bureau (VB) on Thursday began the processing of registering a case against former chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Ram Kishan Fauji in the graft-for-CLU (change of land use) case.

The process will take a day or two. Bureau director YP Singal said here that he had orders from the government to register the case under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. "We are taking legal opinion," he said.

The Haryana government had on Wednesday ordered the case based on a report from the forensic science laboratory in Chandigarh that had examined a compact disc containing a video of Fauji's accepting the money for CLU permission under the previous Congress regime in the state. The evidence was submitted for authentication earlier this year.

The lokayukta, justice Pritam Pal (retd), has also recommended a criminal case under the anti-corruption law against Fauji. He submitted his report in January.

On September 6, 2013, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders, including Ellenabad legislator Abhay Chautala and state party president Ashok Arora, released the CD to the media and claimed it had caught Fauji on tape, seeking `5 crore for the CLU permission for a land in Gurgaon.

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