KOLKATA: The Bengal government, for you to curtail the “go back cut-money” pitch now gripping the nation, has requested district police superintendents to provoke FIRs on all “reduce money” lawsuits towards civic body members. It has additionally asked those participants not to accept the “beneficiary contribution” underneath Banglar Bari (House for All) scheme and alternatively get it immediately deposited in banks.
On Monday, Gyanwant Singh, ADG (regulation and order), stated SPs had been told to begin cases on lawsuits of accepting cut money; these can be lodged underneath IPC Section 409, which deals with crook breach of trust through any public servant. Even panchayat functionaries and municipal representatives had been in a broad experience public servants as they held public office or got remuneration from the authorities, he defined.
“There has been no such criticism so far, but police will ask people to resort proceedings if they have determined that a public servant is worried in such pastime,” Singh stated.
In damage-control mode, Bengal city and municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim advised all municipal councilors to deposit the quantity contributed by a beneficiary beneath Banglar Bari scheme at once inside the latter’s bank account.
Under this scheme, the whole cost for production of a house is Rs 3, sixty eight,578, of which there are three components — imperative, state, and beneficiary. The beneficiary component is Rs 25,000 for municipal areas of five lakh or much less population; it is Rs 35,000 for regions of over 5 lakh populace.
“There have been times in which councilors take the initiative in building houses for the terrible beneath this scheme and keep a number of the cash (beneficiary contribution) with them. The amount paid by using a beneficiary is a part of the assignment fee, but it’s far regularly concept of as reduce-cash. From now on, councilors will deposit the beneficiary’s amount within the latter’s bank to keep away from any confusion,” Hakim stated.
The government’s assurances, however, had little effect on the competition that disrupted meeting complaints, demanding the leader minister’s declaration and an inquiry into the reduce-cash problem all around the nation.
Shouting slogans in opposition to the Trinamool government, legislators of both Congress and Left events came all the way down to the well of the House and demanded an inquiry committee. Seeking evidence on the issue from CM Mamata Banerjee, the opposition MLAs staged a walkout from the House.
“We demand an inquiry committee led by a retired decide to look at the problem of cut cash. We need to recognize who has taken the cash,” Congress leader whip Manoj Chakraborty stated.
CPM chief Sujan Chakraborty said: “We need the authorities to bring out a listing of human beings who’ve taken cut money. The government should launch a white paper on the difficulty.” BJP indicated it’d be launching a state-wide agitation over the issue from Tuesday.