Haryana probe report indicts 2 prime officers

Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, August 6

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij at the moment really helpful motion towards Excise and Taxation Commissioner Shekhar Vidyarthi and former Sonepat SP Pratiksha Godara after a particular inquiry group fashioned to probe a liquor rip-off indicted them.

The minister additionally referred to as for additional investigation by the state Vigilance Bureau.

The probe panel was headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Power) TC Gupta with Additional Excise and Taxation Commissioner Vijay Singh and Gurugram Commissioner of Police Mohd Akil its members. The rip-off includes theft of liquor throughout Covid lockdown from excise godowns in Kharkhoda. The godowns had been situated on the premises rented from the members of the family and a relative of alleged liquor smuggler Bhupinder Dahiya.

According to the probe report, Vidyarthi failed to offer data on inspection of the shares of wholesale liquor licencees. The panel needed to complain to the Home Department in a single such case. It additionally mentioned that Vidyarthi blocked their go to to NV Distillery primarily based in Rajpura after its identify cropped up in numerous instances.

On Godara, the panel mentioned regardless of understanding Dahiya was an alleged liquor smuggler, she “provided him two gunmen and even recommended an arms licence to him”.

Asked why the confiscated liquor was stored in a godown when the premises was owned by Dahiya’s kin, Godara may solely say “she was unaware of the ownership fact”.

Vidyarthi and Godara didn’t reply to telephone calls, textual content messages and emails.

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