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Former IAS officer alleges grave irregularities during Cong rule

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Ex-Additional Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh Deepak Sanan who retired earlier this year alleged of grave irregularities during the previous Congress government.

Addressing media persons here on Saturday, Deepak Sanan charged the previous government of violation of rules, law and schemes in clear violation of Section 13 (2) of Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) which was aimed at benefiting private party and causing loss to public exchequer.

Furnishing documents Sanan said that he had on Friday written to the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur demanding investigation and registering of case under Section 13(2) of the PCA for bypassing the provisions of the scheme of providing assistance for repair and renovation of an ancient temple in Rampur during the previous government.

“Under the scheme there is a provision of granting a maximum of Rs 50,000 to the said temple, however over ruling the departmental view the private temple management committee was granted Rs 20, 50, 500,”he alleged.

Pointing out irregularities in the allotment of Rohtang Ropeway Project, Sanan sought for vigilance probe. He further charged of illegalities and irregularities committed in revenue related matters during the period of 2013 to 2017 in three cases which include a hotel in Barog, a private hospital in Shimla and regularization of land leases in Dalhousie.

Sanan said that he has demanded for action in all these matters as they involve illegalities and irregularities and loss to the government.

“If early action is not forthcoming, I will be forced to file a Public Interest Litigation to seek redressal”, he said.

Furthermore, Sanan sought for an early hearing in the delay of implementation of the arbitration award case of Wild Flower Hotel which is causing colossal loss to the state.

In a written communiqué to the Chief Minister regarding the Wild Flower Hotel case, he stated that the award requires annual lease rent payments to the state and handing over the property to the state government after 40 years.