Lokayukta submits Mathur Commission probe report to governor
Following a high court order, the Lokayukta secretariat received 1,828 cases pending before the Mathur Commission for probe.Updated: Jan 31, 2018 21:11 IST
State lokayukta justice SS Kothari on Wednesday submitted a probe report of cases received from the Justice NN Mathur Commission to governor Kalyan Singh.
Following a high court order, the Lokayukta secretariat received 1,828 cases pending before the Mathur Commission for probe. Apetition filed in the high court challenging the constitution of the commission, following the court directed to handover the cases to the Lokayukta. A 757-page probe report was submitted to the governor.
After the probe, of the 199 cases of irregular land conversion, 28 were cancelled, 38 after recovering penalty were regularized, and in 133 cases required actions was taken, the Lokayukta said.
Similarly, in cases of land allotment, irregularity was found in 36 cases, of which 10 were cancelled while in eight penalties was imposed and then regularized and action was taken in 18 cases, he said.
Action was taken in 18 cases related to government land, encroachment, violation of building by-laws and illegal construction, Kothari said.
“In 27 cases, it was found that work was done against the law and rules and required action was taken through police and court. Similarly in 13 cases it was found that the public servants misused their post, and disciplinary action was taken against 25 public servants.”
The Lokayukta further said that anomalies in rules permitting construction of buildings by the development authorities, including municipal corporations, urban improvement trusts, municipal councils and municipalities, were also detected.
First Published: Jan 31, 2018 21:11 IST