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Delhi House panel to submit co-op bank 'scam' report to Speaker

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A Assembly committee on Thursday decided to submit a report on irregularities observed in the Nagrik Sehkari Ltd to after "repeated summons" to bureaucrats over the issue.

(AAP) MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, who heads the Questions and Reference Committee, during the proceeding of the panel said that in 2017, former was notified to appear before the high court to answer some questions in the matter and inform about the action taken in the case.

"The then had evaded appearing before the committee by seeking a stay from the court," Bharadwaj told during the meeting.

He alleged that current Anshu Prakash, Secretary-cum-of the Department of (RCS), J.B. Singh and former RCS Shurbir Singh did not appear before the committee "despite repeated summons".

"The report suggests that these officers were acting in connivance with a group of former directors of the cooperative bank," Bharadwaj said

"The report should now be submitted to the It has been three years (of AAP in Delhi). The rest two years will also be over but no action would be taken against the accused if the report is not taken forward," he added.

is accused of issuing fraudulent loans worth Rs 100 crore through forged documents and spending lakhs on "laddoos" during Diwali.

The case of fraudulent loans first came to light in 2013, when members of the reportedly filed a complaint with the of Cooperative Societies alleging fraudulent loans in connivance with the directors.

Earlier in the day, the High Court directed the committee not to insist that Chief Secretary should appear before it and said that the panel's move to issue a notice to the top bureaucrat seemed an attempt to circumvent the process of law.

The panel said that even if Prakash does not appear before the committee, "at least the rest should but they don't".

The committee also said that the notices of leave sent by various officers were received "only an hour before the proceedings".



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 00:14 IST