New Delhi: Two extra officers have been suspended on Thursday, individually by Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) Vinai Kumar Saxena and Delhi chief secretary Naresh Kumar, in reference to alleged corruption regarding unlawful sale of presidency lands, two days after the LG sacked three officers in the identical case.
Based on officers within the LG workplace, Saxena on Thursday beneficial to the Union residence ministry to droop Nagender Shekhar Pati Tripathi, a variety grade district officer presently posted as a further Justice of the Peace (ADM) in Delhi.
Moreover, the chief secretary on Thursday suspended DC Sahoo, the sub registrar of Hauz Khas, who was additionally allegedly concerned in the identical rip-off.
On June 21, the LG suspended three officers — two sub-divisional magistrates and one deputy secretary within the chief minister’s workplace — in connection over prices of corruption in switch evacuee properties to personal entities between 2015 and 2021.
Senior officers who requested to not be named mentioned the 4 officers suspended by the LG have been posted as SDM Alipur at totally different instances and allegedly handed orders freely giving possession of evacuee land, vested with the federal government of India, to personal entities. “The 4 officers had given Bhumidari rights of the federal government land parcels to personal entities in an alleged rip-off,” mentioned a Raj Niwas (LG workplace) official, requesting anonymity.
The three officers suspended on June 21 — Harshit Jain, Prakash Chand Thakur, and Devender Sharma — have been advert hoc officers of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) cadre. Jain and Sharma have been SDMs whereas Thakur was posted as deputy secretary on the CMO.
The land parcels in query belonged to at least one Karmu, son of Rifait, in village Jhangola in north Delhi district that was declared evacuee property after its proprietor shifted to Pakistan. “It is a swift and decisive motion by the LG to lastly put the lid on the blatant land rip-off occurring within the nationwide capital since 2015. He determined to order the suspension of the officers concerned in order that proceedings might be began in opposition to them by the income division,” a second Raj Niwas official.
In the meantime, Sahoo will now face disciplinary proceedings, a suspension order issued by the chief secretary mentioned, a duplicate of which HT has seen. Senior authorities officers mentioned Sahoo was additionally concerned in the identical rip-off for which three officers have been suspended by the LG on June 21.
An official who requested to not be named mentioned throughout the interval of suspension Sahoo has been requested to not depart the headquarters with out acquiring prior permission of the competent authority.
A Delhi authorities spokesperson didn’t touch upon the matter on Thursday.
Nonetheless, the Aam Aadmi Occasion on Wednesday mentioned that switch and postings are achieved by the providers division which comes below the direct management of the LG. “We now have no management on which officer comes and goes in varied departments. It’s all reviewed and accredited by the LG. This case wherein Thakur is being investigated is relating to some authorities land that was allegedly offered to some personal entity in Narela zone,” a senior get together functionary mentioned.