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Jharkhand CM orders ACB probe into financial irregularities in construction of Vidhan Sabha, HC building

Ranchi, July 1: Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday gave nod for a probe into the financial irregularities in the construction of new Assembly building and new Jharkhand High Court buildings, both constructed by the then Raghubar Das-led BJP government in 2019.

In a communique issued on Thursday evening, the chief minister ordered probe into the financial irregularities by Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) wing of the Jharkhand police.

Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the new Jharkhand Assembly building on September 2019 which has been constructed on a 39-acres land and built at a cost of Rs 465 crore and has a sitting capacity of 162 legislators. The three-storey Vidhan Sabha or Legislative Assembly building has been constructed at a cost of ₹ 465 crore. The foundation stone of the new Jharkhand Assembly or Vidhan Sabha was laid by Raghubar Das on June 12, 2015 and was billed to be the first paperless Legislative Assembly in the country.

On the same occasion, Prime Minister had inaugurated The new Jharkhand Secretariat building built at an estimated cost of Rs 1238.92 crore which has offices of 32 departments.

The new Jharkhand High Court building complex in Dhurwa in Ranchi, close to the Vidhan Sabha was inaugurated on January 2020 which has 40 court rooms. The first floor has Jhalsa office, Posco court, women court, while second, third and fourth floor has other courts. The fifth floor has a conference hall with a capacity of 1000 persons. There are facilities of e-library for judicial officers, centralised AC, video conference and over 350 CCTV cameras for security point of view.

It was inaugurated by Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren. 

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