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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Bribery complaint against IGP Garg referred to Chief Secretary for action

Voice sample, on recorded tape, of bribe being demanded ‘appears to be of IGP’, says ACB

PANJIM: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has referred the complaint filed accusing Inspector General of Police Sunil Garg of demanding and accepting a bribe to the Chief Secretary for advice. The Chief Secretary, who is also the Chief Vigilance Officer, has also been informed by ACB that the voice recording which complainant Munnalal Halwai has submitted “appears to be that of IGP Garg”.

“We have referred the matter to the Chief Secretary. We are waiting for his decision,” Superintendent of Police (ACB) Vimal Kumar Gupta told Herald when asked about the status of the complaint.
Gupta said it is for the State government to take a decision in this matter. He said that normally all cases filed against a gazetted officers are referred to the CVO. “The complaint came to us and we have sought advice from the competent authority,” he said.
Vasco-based businessman Munnalal Halwai had complained to the Chief Minister, ACB and also filed a petition in the special court against IGP Garg for accepting bribe of Rs 5.5 lakh to file a FIR in the complaint filed by him at Ponda police station.
Halwai had also produced an audio recording along with the complaints which purportedly had IGP admitting of accepting the bribe.
Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar terming the allegations against IGP as serious had said an inquiry by a non-police officer would be conducted into the matter. The matter was also raised during the recently held Goa Legislative Assembly session wherein the MLAs had demanded an inquiry into the complaint.
Congress and Goa Forward had also demanded that the IGP be suspended from the post pending inquiry. However, Halwai said that he won’t appear before any independent investigating authority as it will not solve the purpose.

Herald Goa News

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