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Probe report yet to see the light of day

WHILE THE deadline for submitting the inquiry report into alleged Rs 7.5 crore misappropriation in Kanpur Municipal Corporation is over, the Additional Municipal Commissioner and inquiry officer Raghvendra Vikram Singh is yet to submit the report.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2006 00:21 IST

WHILE THE deadline for submitting the inquiry report into alleged Rs 7.5 crore misappropriation in Kanpur Municipal Corporation is over, the Additional Municipal Commissioner and inquiry officer Raghvendra Vikram Singh is yet to submit the report.

The issue, which ultimately led to strong protest by employees’ union and subsequent setting up of probe has taken a back seat for now at least.

While the employees, it seems, have forgotten the issue which only a week back was one of the most talked about issue, after they got the two month salary as promised by the senior officials, as per the agreement with the employees union following indefinite strike while the inquiry officer continued to beg time, time and again even after getting all relevant documents as required for the probe.

A KMC officials said that one wonders the inquiry would reach to its fate as the report might drag some names of the senior officials besides the main accused — the chief account officer PN Singh. It is worth mentioning that the employeess’ union has complained to the administrator and the district magistrate Deepak Kumar about the alleged misuse of the State Finance Commission fund meant for the salary of the employees.

The administrator had immediately ordered an inquiry into the matter and had appointed Additional Municipal Commissioner Raghvendra Vikram Singh as inquiry officer into the matter. The administrator had then asked the inquiry officer to submit its finding before him within ten-day time.

However, due to alleged non-cooperation on the part of few officials, the inquiry officer had taken the plea before the administrator to extend the deadline. The inquiry was then extended for a week’s time. However, even after expiry of both the deadlines, the inquiry report was yet to see the light of day.

Inquiry officer Raghvendra Vikram Singh said that the report would be submitted after Holi, a KMC official said that the report might be submitted after Holi, but it would not be ‘Holi Dhamaka’ and might be a ‘Holi Tohfa’ instead. However, the official refused to elaborate.