Uttarakhand to seek legal opinion on pursuing case against NHAI on Highway land scam

NEW DELHI: Uttarakhand Minister Singh Trivandrum Thursday said that his government would take legal advice, if necessary, on the issue of business continuity against Thai officials in alleged irregularities in the case of land acquisition.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy against corruption, no one will be safe from such an act.” Thai officials put their case, the way they have no role in repairing the property. Provide the funds, “said the CM.
In response to a specific question about the fact that his government will exclude Thai officials to be investigated, Singh said: “If necessary, we will ask for a legal opinion, including the Attorney General.”
Just one day before the results of the assembly elections are declared, a FIR was brought against a half-dozen state officials and some NHAI officials to Udham Singh Nagar claiming their role in the artificial rise compensation for acquisition of Land for four NH-74 sections. Subsequently, the BJP government has referred the case to the IWC for its investigation.
The NHAI had raised the issue with the Ministry of Transport to highlight that its officials were poorly trained in this. Minister Nitin Gadkari wrote to Singh to mention how such a case would have struck the morale of the staff, who had no role in the alleged irregularities and would have an impact on the road projects in the state. According to sources, the NHAI had reported the possibility of a change of state government officials from land use in exchange for the dates of paying higher compensation.

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