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ICD ghost returns to haunt bureaucracy

THE GHOST of the Inter-Corporate Deposit (ICD) scam has returned to haunt the State bureaucracy with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today ordering the removal of a senior IAS officer.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2006 11:54 IST

THE GHOST of the Inter-Corporate Deposit (ICD) scam has returned to haunt the State bureaucracy with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today ordering the removal of a senior IAS officer.

He also affirmed to move the Supreme Court against the High Court order quashing the FIR lodged against IAS officer S R Mohanty.

CS sees it as  ‘routine exercise’

WHILE CHIEF Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has taken a serious view of the GAD’s act of filing an affidavit in the ICD scam without consulting him, Chief Secretary Vijay Singh has sought to dismiss it as ‘a routine exercise in the government’.

Chouhan told newspersons today that General Administration Department (GAD) Principal Secretary Abha Asthana and Deputy Secretary Subhash Daphane have been removed from their posts for submitting an affidavit in the High Court, giving Mohanty a clean chit without consulting the Chief Minister.

While Abha Asthana has been kept on compulsory wait, Daphane has been shifted to Water Resources Department. Principal Secretary, Finance, Sumit Bose was given the additional charge of GAD. “The Government will move the Supreme Court soon,” Chief Minister said, adding, “Instructions have been issued to seek an explanation from Asthana and Daphane.”

Talking to newspersons in Sagar, the Chief Minister also said the way loans had been given under the Inter-Corporate Deposit Scheme was dubious. He promised to take stern action against guilty officers involved in the scam. It is probably happening for the first time that the State Government is moving the apex court against its own affidavit.