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Hry Cong leader Dalal alleges scam in Power dept, demands probe

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Senior alleged on Thursday large-scale irregularities in the state's power department and demanded a CBI or a judicial probe.

Dalal, the MLA from Palwal, said he has also submitted a memorandum to the in this regard, seeking a probe.

He alleged irregularities pertaining to purchase of materials, allotment of major project works at higher rates to favour some firms, companies and contractors.

Dalal also questioned BJP government's decision to appoint Shatrujeet Kapoor, an IPS officer, as of Uttar Bijli Vitran Nigam and of Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, the state's

He said thegovernment's "unusual move" of appointing an in place of an "raises eyebrows".

He told reporters that the "irregularities" in the Power department had been pointed out earlier in the report of the (CAG).

Dalal cited examples of alleged overpayment made to the contractors and revenue loss due to supply of power under categories not conforming to the tariff order.

"There was an extra expenditure of Rs 2,483 crore incurred due to procurement of coal through costly sources," he claimed.

The said even the CAG had pointed out that power materials were purchased at higher cost leading to losses.

Dalal said in his memorandum to the Governor, he has requested him to take cognizance of the "large-scale irregularities/scam" in the department/ DISCOMS.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 22:40 IST