Follow Us:

VB in Haryana registers 408 cases in three years

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The state Vigilance Bureau (VB), Haryana has registered 305 fresh enquires and 408 criminal cases, including 336 trap cases against various officers and officials during the period from October 26, 2014 to June 30, 2017.

Officers whose conduct are under scrutiny in these enquiries conducted by the Bureau included four IAS, three HCS, six Chief Engineers, four Superintending Engineers, 40 Executive Engineers (XENs), four Tehsildars, four Naib Tehsildars and 41 Sub Divisional Officers, Sub Divisional Engineers and Municipal Engineers of other departments.

The complaints against them are regarding corruption, misappropriation of government funds and owning disproportionate assets.

An official spokesperson from the VB, said that on the basis of checking conducted by the Technical wing of the Bureau during the same period throughout the state, it has recommended action against 333 officers and officials of various departments along with a recovery of an amount of over Rs 7.25 Crore.

He said that 175 enquiries have been finalised during this period. On the basis of these enquiries, 32 criminal cases against 31 gazetted officers and 31 non gazetted officers and 28 others have been recommended. Apart from this, while departmental action has been recommended in 58 enquiries against delinquent officials, criminal case and departmental action was recommended in six enquiries.

According to data, the VB conducted 336 raids during the period in which 45 gazetted officers, 327 non gazetted officers and 44 other persons were caught red-handed while accepting illegal gratification. Criminal cases under Section 7 and 13 of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act, 1988, have been registered against them in the police stations of this Bureau.

During the same period, 101 cases have been decided by the courts, in which 113 officers and officials and 38 other private persons have been convicted in the cases filed by the VB, he added.

The spokesperson said that the VB is laying special emphasis on various activities like laying of traps for red-handed capture of corrupt officials, effective and thorough investigation of criminal cases so that maximum convictions can be secured and corrupt officials brought to book to build up clean image of government and to eradicate corruption from amongst public servants.

Apart from this efforts are being made to appoint Chief Vigilance Officers or Vigilance Officers in all the government departments, Boars and Corporations of the state, he added.