Shimla, May 20
The series of allegations against the State government are not stopping in the alleged police recruitment paper leak case. Even as the State government has announced handing over the case to CBI, the opposition is demanding sacking of the State police chief and alleges that government is delaying hand over of case to CBI.
In a media statement, the Aam Admi Party stated that the State police chief should be sacked immediately. Another Sant Ravidas Dharam Sabha has said that the State DGP should have himself resigned, owing responsibility for such a big scam which involved crores of deals.
Adding, the Sabha also alleged that the SIT of the State police is constituted to temper the evidence to cover the involvement of top cops. The President of this organisation, Karam Chand Bhatia, said that ordering a CBI probe in the paper leak case is highly misleading. He said that SIT is probing the case with a hidden agenda to cover up the main culprits.
Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has attacked the BJP government for lateness and poor functioning in the case. Party’s state spokesperson Gaurav Sharma, while targeting the government, has raised questions about the working style of the police. He said that even after investigating this matter for many days, only the candidates who bought the paper and their families were arrested, whereas the real mastermind who leaked the paper was Scott- free. ” Whereby they are taking action on the small people but are shying away from catching the big fish,” alleged the AAP spokesperson. Is the police working to cover up the big leaders and officials involved in this paper leak case?” he questioned.
He said that such a big paper leak case has happened in the state, but when the police chief goes on leave, it raises more doubts about whether the DGP is also involved in the paper leak case.
Sharma said, “we have got information that the paper has been sold to more than 2000 people, priced from 5 to 8 lakh rupees”. Adding,” there has been a transaction of more than 500 crores.” From leaders of the BJP government to high-reaching officials can also be involved in this transaction, he added.
In such a situation, a fair CBI inquiry should be conducted so that milk and water can be separated and the truth is revealed.
He said that till now, the police have removed the chairman of the recruitment process in this case and have questioned 80 people, including the employees from the Home Department of the State Secretariat, but the investigating agency has not found the real mastermind.
Therefore the party demands from the government that the names of prominent officials and leaders involved should be exposed and the culprits should be caught and put behind bars. He said that Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had talked about a CBI inquiry two days ago, but till now, the case has not been handed over to the CBI. In such situation, the functioning of the government, which is talking about a fair investigation, is under the scanner.