Anti-Corruption Bureau of Gujarat wants CBI like body to probe alleged multi-crore Kandla Port Trust scam

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The Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau, has filed a revision petition in the alleged multi-crore rupee scam in Kandla Port Turst (KPT), urging the authorities to transfer the probe to a national agency like the CBI.

“Gandhidham unit of ACB filed a revision plea before the sessions court yesterday and challenged the magistrate’s order to probe the scam,” police inspector C J Sureja of ACB has said.

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“We have demanded that the case should be probed by a national agency, probably CBI, and we certainly cannot do it as the Trust comes under the Union Government,” Sureja added.

Also, the official who is under the scanner is a Rajasthan-cadre IPS officer who cannot be probed by Gujarat ACB, he said.

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On May 27, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Kumari Deepti Swaminarayan of Gandhidham court had directed the ACB to probe the alleged corruption at KPT. The order was followed after a petition filed by Sanjay Bhati, a PRO with KPT.

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Bhati has alleged that the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of KPT and IPS officer P Ramjee are guilty of derelication of duty in probing an alleged scam to the tune of Rs 1,000 crore.

The revision plea will now be heard before the sessions court on June 9.

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