Police now aim IAS babus in power scam

| 15 June 2001 22:09 IST

Goa police are now planning to summon two IAS officers, who had served as power secretaries here, in connection with the multi-crore power rebate scam.

The two bureaucrats are V H Pachuau and J K Dadoo, both belonging to the AGMU cadre. The former among them believed to have been posted in Mizoram.

The CID (crime branch) today also interrogated former law secretary B S Subanna, who is now living a retired life in Goa.

According to the police, these bureaucrats had signed the files related to illegal notifications issued during the tenure of former power minister Mauvin Godinho, the Congress MLA today, without objecting to most of the illegalities committed in the case.

Giving rebirth to a notification, which was already rescinded in 1995, Godinho is accused of extending the 25 per cent power rebate facility to 210 industries from 1996 onwards, even with retrospective effect.

Godinho has already been arrested and released in the case, along with former electrical chief engineer T Nagrajan, who has also retired and was officiating as the CEO during the then Congress regime.

They have been charged with cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corruption. The bureaucrats, if found involved, however would also face charges under the civil service rules and conduct of government business, states the police.

In order to summon the two IAS officers, during whose tenure two illegal notifications were issued within four months, the police are planning to approach the union home ministry.

While Pachuau believed to have been serving the Mizoram government, the investigating agency has learnt that Dadoo is presently posted in Russia.

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