Babus (Bureaucrats) in FIR may face axe
Now that the charge sheet has been filed in the Adarsh housing society corruption case, all people named in the charge sheet must be suspended immediately without giving any chance to them in terms of playing with the government documents in this respect. Not only they be suspended; they should also be stripped of service benefits accrued for the service period spent in the government.
According to the government officials, charges against them are cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy, misuse of power for personal benefits and benefits to relatives. There is a dire need for the action in this regard and the chief minister must act honestly leaving behind all other aspects in this matter. The existing practice of sending the charge sheet report to the government by the CBI seems to have not done yet although we have got the news in the newspapers already. Once that is done, the government would submit a report to the chief minister in this regard and for the final decision on the fate of the bureaucrats and others figured in the charge sheet.
At the time of the scam news first appeared in the media and the then chief minister had to resign because of his deep involvement with the scam, the government sent letters to 21 retired and serving bureaucrats asking them to furnish information relating to their source of income and any permission taken from the government for transacting money for obtaining flats in Adarsh.
So far Subhash Lalla, the Human Rights Commission member resigned on the ground that his daughter and mother owned flats in Adarsh; Ramanand Tiwari, the state Information Commissioner, was suspended by the fact that his son Onkar is in possession of apartment in the same society. He was told to resign, but refused to do that.