Committee formed in MCD to probe alleged scam

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

A committee has been formed with the directions of the Dehradun mayor in order to probe the allegations against the officials of the Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) involved in the alleged scam of the procurement of sanitiser spray. Last month, some media reports had alleged that some officials of the corporation bought disinfectant at higher prices during the lockdown.

Though the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ and the senior officials refuted the claims, Congress councillors under the leadership of the leader of opposition in the corporation, Bijendra Pal Singh and some Congress party members staged a protest in the MCD premises and demanded a probe. Stating that the opposition would not be satisfied if the corporation would conduct the investigation itself, the mayor had asked Pal to form a committee with the choice of his members to conduct the investigation. On Monday, Pal informed that he received a letter from the corporation to conduct the investigation with the four other members of the committee. He said that the mayor had asked him to provide the names of members to be included in the committee. Pal said that there are five members in the committee that include four councillors and an official from the corporation.

As per the officials, Pal would be heading the committee while the three other councillors including Hari Prasad Bhatt, Ravi Gusain and Ramesh Kala and a senior finance officer of the corporation, Virendra Rawat would be the members. According to Pal, he would hold a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the matter with the committee members. He said that the committee would attempt to investigate the allegations and submit their report to the mayor within seven to 10 working days.

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