AAP seeks probe into ‘lifting of soil’ from near Chhoti Nadi in Patiala

Patiala, October 27

The local unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has sought an inquiry into an alleged excavation of soil from near Chhoti Nadi here.

In a complaint to the office of the Deputy Commissioner, members of the party alleged that soil had been excavated from near Chhoti Nadi without requisite permission. The members said they had also sent a complaint to the office of the Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, for an inquiry into the theft and dumping of garbage at the site.

The party leaders submitted that on October 13, officials of the Water Resources Department had made conflicting claims on legitimacy of the lifting of soil.

AAP leader Kundan Gogia said, “We have sent the complaints to the office of the Chief Minister, the SSP, Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, the office of the Deputy Commissioner and the Municipal Corporation, Patiala.”

He alleged, “The government is spending Rs200 crore on the beautification project of Chhoti Nadi but soil worth crores has been stolen from its site. No government department has any record of the soil lifted from the site. Also, no permission has been sought for the same.”

MC Commissioner Poonamdeep Kaur said her office had already submitted a report with the DC office on the matter. Deputy Commissioner Sandeep Hans said, “I am yet to see the MC report. The new complaint will be linked with it and we will look into the matter.” — TNS

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