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VACB files report in Seematti case

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ROHIT RAJ
Published Mar 27, 2016, 6:48 am IST
Updated Mar 27, 2016, 6:48 am IST
Enquiry Commissioner to consider it on Monday.
Vigilance SP P V Chacko filed the quick verification report on March 23 in a sealed cover.
 Vigilance SP P V Chacko filed the quick verification report on March 23 in a sealed cover.

Kochi: The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) has submitted the quick verification report in the controversial take over of Seematti land by KMRL. Vigilance SP P V Chacko filed the quick verification report on March 23 in a sealed cover.

The Enquiry Commissioner and Vigilance Court Judge P Madhavan will consider the report on Monday.   Vigilance Judge ordered a probe into the case after Kalamassery native Girish Babu filed a complaint. He argued that the clause “subject to the land owners right to get compensation at the rate of `80 lakh per cent this agreement is executed” is in violation of the norms.

 

Vigilance SP had taken the statements of top KMRL officials, District Collector, former land revenue officials and others involved in the deal. Theh Collector took over 32 cents of land at MG Road belonging to Seematti.

District Collector M. G. Rajamanickam is the first respondent while Beena Kannan, owner of Seematti, is added as the second respondent. Mr Babu had further argued that the agreement would result in huge loss for both KMRL and the state government. KMRL also raised objection to the clauses incorporated in the deal by the District Collector.

 

According to KMRL the agreement was in violation of the standard procedures adopted by the District-Level Purchase Committee. The agreement also mentioned that Seematti has a legal right to get Rs 80 lakh per cent whereas the State-Level Purchase Committed had fixed Rs 52 per cent. KMRL sought the Collector to redraft the agreement.

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Location: India, Kerala




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