December 11, 2017 05:42 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Leader of Opposition Mr. Sukhpal Singh Khaira released RTI information related to Justice Justice Narang Commission report wherein it has been stated by the Department of Industries and Commerce that “the report is under consideration as of now and you will be informed as and when there is any decision.”

LoP Khaira said It is most shocking, saddening and unfortunate that despite the fact that Justice Narang had handed over his report to the Chief Minister on 10th August 2017 and the CM had directed the Chief Secretary to take action within 15 days, but no action has been taken on the report even after passage of 4 months. Khaira said this only shows that either the bureaucrats are not bothered about the directions or orders of the Chief Minister or the Chief Minister is playing a dubious role to shield and protect sand mining mafia indicted by Justice Narang.

LoP Khaira said it is a matter of record, that Justice Narang while concluding and giving his opinion on part A of the terms of reference has questioned the allotment of two mines to the frontmen of tainted Minister Rana Gurjit Singh. He states

inevidble conclusion is that the blatant violations of condition no. 5, 22 and 25 stand established beyond any doubt. From the facts considered and discussed extensively, the bid given by H1 bidders for Saidpur Khurd and Mehadipur i.e. Amit Bahadur and Kulwinderpal Singh is not sustainable because of their categoric statements that they had not deposited any amount i.e. processing fees, earnest money and 50% of the bid money themselves nor any amount ahs been deposited through their bank accounts a s mandatorily provided under condition no. 5, 22 and 25. Thus they could not have been issued certificate of approval nor they could have been allowed to participate in the auction. Catagoric admissions in their statements (i.e. statements of Amit Bahadur and Kulwinderpal Singh) that the bid of Rs. 26.52 crores and Rs. 9.21 crores was not given in consultation with them respectively corroborates the factual status of giving the bid and deposits of amounts by Sanjeet Randhawa and Sahil Singla. The question of giving highest bid by them did not arise. Thus, the provisional acceptance and or final acceptance of the bids of Saidpur Khurd and Mehadipur mines is not sustainable in favour of H1 bidders – Amit Bahadur and Kulwinderpal Singh. They had been put up as frontmen by Sanjeet Randhawa and Sahil Singla”

LoP said that the above stated conclusion about the nefarious role of Amit Bahadur and Kulwinderpal Singh actually the frontmen of tainted Minister Rana Gurjeet, stands exposed abundantly clear that it was the tainted Minister who was the actual bidder of the said sand mines. LoP said, that I have learnt that acting under illegitimate directions of Capt. Amarinder Singh, the Department of Industries and Commerce has unlawfully returned 50 % of the bidding amount i.e. approx. Rs. 18 crore, to the illegal bidders Sanjeet Randhawa and Sahil Singla, who are nothing but actually the frontmen of tainted Minister Rana Gurjeet.

LoP Khaira stated that in case his information that the department of Industries and Commerce has illegally returned the said approx. Rs. 18 crore earnest money deposited by the H1 bidders, by violating the condition no. 5, 22 and 25 of the auction notice, he would be left with no option but to approach the hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana, to challenge the said illegalities and also the Justice Narang report in general, which has given the tainted Minister a clean chit. 

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