PIMPRI: The Divisional Commissioner of Pune has ordered an inquiry against seven officials of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) for allegedly possessing properties more than their known source of income.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) City Unit General Secretary Amol Thorat had approached Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis with the demand for an inquiry concerning these seven officers.
Municipal Corporations wing of Divisional Commissioner’s Office has sent a letter to PCMC Commissioner Shravan Hardikar to conduct an inquiry against the seven officers whose names were included in the letter sent by Amol Thorat. The letter stated, “Thorat has demanded that the inquiry of the properties of seven officials should be conducted through the Anti-Corruption Bureau, as well as through Income Tax Department. So PCMC commissioner must undertake inquiry against these officials and appropriate action should be taken against these officials in accordance with the findings of the inquiry.”
Thorat in his letter to the CM had stated, “These officials have undertaken large-scale corruption during the tenure of NCP. The ecosystem that is in favour of corruption has been developed in the PCMC through these officials. Therefore it is impossible for the BJP to run the civic body in a transparent manner as promised to the citizens. Therefore there is an ardent need for busting this ecosystem. The functioning of these officials is suspicious. If they continue to function in this way the citizens who elected BJP for running a transparent governance will be cheated. These officials allegedly help previous political leaders for siphoning off money from PCMC coffers.”
ACCUSED OFFICIALS IN THE CASE
The names of officials against whom inquiry has been ordered are Tanaji Shinde (former additional commissioner), Dilip Gawade (Joint Commissioner), Rajan Patil (Joint City Engineer), Suresh Salunke (Garden Superintendent), Anna Bodade (Administrative Officer) and
Dr Anil Roy (Medical Officer).