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Assembly panel probing cooperative bank scam may recommend jail term for officers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A panel probing an alleged Rs 100-crore scam in government-run may recommend strict action including "jail term" for some officials for not attending its meetings, said committee member and MLA

The report of the Question and recommending action will be tabled in the upcoming budget session of the Delhi Assembly, he said.

The committee probing the alleged scam in had called three senior government officials -- Anshu Prakash, of societies J B Singh and his predecessor Shurbir Singh -- for hearing today but they remained absent.

The committee, including its and members and Akhilesh Tripathi, registered their strong disapproval over the absence of the officials.

The had approached the high court to prevent his summoning by the committee and was given relief by the court. The other two officials were reportedly on leave.

The committee has held 16-17 meetings so far but they evade its meetings and I feel report of the committee should now be submitted to the House," Bhardwaj said.

He stated that the committee may recommend "jail terms" for the officials in its report that will be tabled in the budget session of beginning from March 16.

The Assembly may use its power to initiate proceedings against the officers, he said.

The committee had launched its probe in the alleged scam after a question by Tripathi, asked in Delhi Assembly, had not yielded a satisfactory answer, in January 2017.

The alleged irregularities in the came to light in 2013, after complaints were filed to the of cooperative societies and and RBI, charging fraudulent loans.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 23:46 IST