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Monday, August 15, 2016

Chief secy to probe IGP case

Panaji: Chief secretary R K Srivastava will be directed to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the complaint against inspector general of police (IGP) Sunil Garg, chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar told reporters on the sidelines of an Independence Day function in the city, on Monday.

Munnalal Halwai, a Vasco businessman, has accused the IGP of demanding and receiving a bribe of 5.5 lakh for registering an FIR in a cheating case. After the allegation of corruption against Garg became public knowledge, Parsekar had told the Goa legislative assembly last week that an impartial inquiry would be conducted and that it would be carried out by a non-police person.
The Vasco businessman alleged that he paid the bribe to Garg in two instalments in 2015, including once at the senior police officer's cabin, at the police headquarters in Panaji.
Garg, speaking to reporters last week, had vehemently denied receiving any kind of bribe from the complainant. The order directing the chief secretary to initiate a preliminary inquiry is likely to be issued in the next two days. This is, probably, the first time an allegation of graft has been levelled against a senior-most post officer.

TOI Goa News

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