Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Nov 6: Jamshedpur Mahanagar BJP demanded prompt sanction by the Hemant Soren government to the Anti Corruption Bureau for initiating preliminary enquiry (PE) against former state minister and Jamshedpur East MLA Saryu Roy in various corruption cases including alleged ‘Aahar magazine scam’.
Addressing a press conference at the Sakchi office, district BJP president Gunjan Yadav said the BJP would launch a massive statewide agitation in case the state government fails to give sanction to the ACB with 15 days.
“The BJP will launch a statewide protest to put pressure on the state government to give nod to ACB probe against Saryu Roy. It has been making this demand for a long time. The allegations are based on facts and serious,” said Yadav.
Devendra Singh, another senior BJP leader, said the complaint made to the ACB by petitioner G Kumar was pending with the state government for the last two months. “The ACB had written to the Cabinet Secretariat and Vigilance Department seeking permission for a preliminary enquiry against Roy on 19th February last. We have learnt that the file is still pending and has not been brought before the Chief Minister as some officials fear that the PE may land them in trouble over their role in the scams so far,” said Singh.
The BJP leaders said the ACB should conduct a preliminary enquiry since it needs to collect evidence against Roy.
Yadav further alleged that the present situation in Jharkhand was dismal as new cases of corruption were being exposed every other day. “Various investigation agencies such as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) are arresting corrupt businessmen and politicians and also summoning them for interrogation,” he said.
The BJP leaders also demanded a probe into the alleged relationship between Saryu Roy and Rajeev Kumar who allegedly caught with cash in Kolkata. They said Roy’s call details and WhatsApp chats should also be probed by the agencies.