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Documents related to whistleblower bureacrat go missing from Haryana CM's office

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A of government has lodged a police complaint against Manohar Lal Khattar's office after sensitive documents related to bureacrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi's case went missing.

As per the complaint, filed on May 21 by the superintendent of the forests department, the documents pertain to a legal dispute over quashing of President's orders and a Union environment ministry panel's recommendations for a CBI probe into the scams exposed by Chaturvedi.

An RTI application, filed in March by (IFS) Chaturvedi, a Magsaysay awardee, had revealed that the file was not "traceable".

Four files containing sensitive official records pertaining to the legal dispute regarding quashing of President's orders and a panel's recommendations for a CBI probe into the scams exposed by Chaturvedi have gone missing from governments record, the RTI application had said.

The documents had been submitted to the to decide on the withdrawal of a petition by former Bhupinder Singh Hooda, seeking quashing of the panel's report indicting Hooda and senior officials for allegedly fabricating charges against

The files having gone missing surfaced after Chaturvedi, now posted as conservator of forests in Uttarakhand, had sought information on these issues under the RTI on March 1 from the

He was informed by Haryana's forest department that none of the documents were traceable at present and were being searched.

Chaturvedi had later written a letter to Khattar, asking him to hand over the entire matter to the CBI for a probe.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 19:45 IST