After arrests of top-level officials, the ACB hastily submitted chargesheet in some cases but sought time to investigate some key aspects.
Jaipur: A year after solving high-profile corruption cases involving top bureaucrats, Rajasthan’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) is now dragging its feet through the probe. A slow pace of inquiry coupled with “shoddy” chargesheet filed by the ACB in some cases helped the accused get bail from the court.
There are at least seven such cases that won the ACB accolades for laying hands on IAS, IPS officers and even a former minister, but the swiftness with which it arrested senior officials and filed chargesheet against them is now missing in the investigation. After the arrests of top-level officials, the ACB hastily submitted chargesheet in some cases but sought time to investigate some key aspects. Neither the supplement chargesheet was submitted nor it made any progress in the probe. In fact, the investigation officers (IO) have reportedly not even bothered to open the files.
Interestingly, the change in the ACB’s attitude was visible only after senior officials, who went after senior IAS officers, were shifted out of it. In a strange move though, chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who earlier have the ACB free hand to act against corruption in high places of the government, transferred ACB chief Bhupendra Dak and IG (ACB) M.N. Dinesh, instrumental in bringing to book two IAS officers and other senior bureaucrats on graft charges.
Cases hanging since 201:
Single land deed
Spurious Ghee case