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Fund scam: KMC probe doesn?t move, it crawls

WHEN WILL the inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of Rs 7.5 crore at the Kanpur Municipal Corporation end? This question is reverberating in the corridors of the KMC. A month has passed but the inquiry has not made much headway. Even the district magistrate and the administrator of KMC, who had set up the probe, seems to have forgotten about the inquiry. The slow pace of the inquiry has raised several questions.

india Updated: Mar 24, 2006 00:27 IST

WHEN WILL the inquiry into the alleged misappropriation of Rs 7.5 crore at the Kanpur Municipal Corporation end? This question is reverberating in the corridors of the KMC. A month has passed but the inquiry has not made much headway.

Even the district magistrate and the administrator of KMC, who had set up the probe, seems to have forgotten about the inquiry. The slow pace of the inquiry has raised several questions.

Even the employees, who had initially pressed for the probe, seem to have abandoned their demands.

Additional municipal commissioner Raghvendra Vikram Singh, who is the inquiry officer, said the matter would soon be completed. He however, refused to fix a deadline for submitting the report.

According to KMC sources, wary of the fact that the inquiry report may be leaked, the AMC had even directed officials to set up a computer at his residence so that confidentiality could be maintained.

However, sources had a strange excuse for the slow pace of the probe. They said that the inquiry did not pick up pace as the AMC was yet to get the computer at his residence.

First Published: Mar 24, 2006 00:27 IST