SC refuses plea for probe into alleged corruption in land lease of pvt hospital in Bhillai

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New Delhi, Mar 12 (PTI) The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to CBI to investigate the alleged corruption with regard to land lease of the properties of private hospital in Bhillai in Chhattisgarh.

A bench of Justices Navin Sinha and Krishna Murari granted liberty to the petitioner Amit Chandraker to withdraw the plea and approach High Court.

The matter was then dismissed as withdrawn. The plea had sought probe into the alleged criminal conspiracy and financial fraud of government leased land with regard to Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Hospital Private Limited. Amit Chandraker is related to Chandulal Chandrakar who represented Durg seat in the parliament from 1970 to 1991 and was among the first to raise the demand of separate state of Chhattisgarh.

The plea, filed through advocate Ashwani Kumar Dubey, had also sought probe by Serious Fraud Investigation Office and contended that as per the terms of the lease deed, it was not allowed to mortgage the same to take loan from the Bank, however, the corporation and the bank officials took fresh loan and siphoned off money. 'Petitioner filed a representation to the concerned authority to act in accordance with the law against the corruption in Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Hospital Private Limited in collusion with Municipal Corporation, Bhilai, as it has not taken any steps against the management of M/s Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Hospital Private Limited (CCMH), who have violated the terms of the lease. It is submitted that the concerned authorities have not taken any action,' the plea had alleged.

The petition had stated that as per the lease deed, the land cannot be sold and cannot be transferred, however, under suspicious circumstances, the bank initiated e-auction of the whole project. PTI PKS RKS RKS