Sun, 30 Jan 2011 11:09:37 +0530
NAPM welcomes the registration of FIR against the guilty 13 officials and bureaucrats who have been booked by CBI under section 120 B, 420, 468 of Indian Penal Code & section 13 (1) (d), 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. The charges range from Criminal Conspiracy to Cheating & Dishonesty, forgery and abuse of official power for pecuniary benefit and might lead to imprisonment from 2 years to 7 years.
NAPM had filed a Writ Petition in the Bombay High Court for registration of FIR against the guilty and the High Court Bench of Justice Marlapalli & Justice Salvi had rapped the CBI on January 1 for not registering the FIR and thus a time limit of 10 days was given. According the FIR was registered yesterday by the CBI in the Special Court of Additional Session Judge MR Aglawe.
Those named in the FIR include chief promoter of the Adarsh Society R.C. Thakur; the former Member of Legislative Assembly Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, Brig (retd.) M.M. Wanchu, and the then Collector of Mumbai, Pradeep Vyas Maj Gen (rtd) A R Kumar, Brig (rtd) Ramesh Chandra Sharma, the then GoC (MG&G), Brig (rtd) Pitambar Kishore Rampal, the then Deputy GoC (MG&G), Subhash Lalla, the then Principal Secretary to CM, Ramanand Tiwari, the then Principal Secretary Urban Development, P V Deshmukh, the then Deputy Secretary Urban Development Department, Maj Gen (rtd) Tej Krishan Kaul, the then GOC (MG&G), Brig (rtd) Tara Kant Sinha, Jairaj Phatak, the then Municipal Commissioner.
The court is to hear the petition on February 1, wherein the investigating agency is expected to furnish details of the inquiry. NAPM is being represented by Advocate YP Singh, Adv Ashish Mehra & Adv Kiran Bhalerao.
Medha Patkar Simpreet Singh Santosh Daonkar