With the Opposition parties demanding a high-level probe into the corruption charges going viral on social media involving the son of Haryana Staff Selection Commission chairman and others, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the director general, vigilance, will investigate the case.
Speaking during the budget session of Haryana Assembly, the CM said the state vigilance bureau would complete its investigation within one month and strict action would be taken against those found guilty.
Earlier, the ruckus was witnessed in the Assembly for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and Congress demanding the government to over a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the case.
It involves an audio tape which has gone viral according to which HSSC chairperson is allegedly involved in the corruption deal of Rs 75 lakh for selecting a municipal chairperson.
The same issue had rocked the Assembly on Monday with the INLD demanding a CBI probe saying the state agencies can’t be trusted to probe the matter as a person responsible for selecting government officials in the state, is facing serious corruption allegations.
Replying to this, the CM Khattar said he had heard the concerned audio tape in which the corruption claim is made by a person. “But besides this, another audio clip has surfaced in which the person concerned has denied the claim and said that he made the corruption allegation in an inebriated state,” he said.
“We will hold an impartial probe into the matter and punish the guilty,” Khattar had said assuring the Opposition members. He said the person who has any proof in the matter should come forward and register a complaint in the case.
The ruling BJP members countered the Opposition members by saying unlike in the past during the INLD and Congress regimes when only who could pay money used to get government jobs, not a single recruitment made during the Khattar regime involves corruption.
“Not a single person who has been selected for a government job in past three years can claim to have paid anything for it. The whole process of a recruitment is corruption free,” the minister of state for labour and employment, Nayab Singh Saini. On his part, the CM said one the basis of an unauthenticated audio tape, action can’t be taken against the HSSC chairperson.