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Friday 24 November 2017
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Congress seeks vigilance probe against HPCA over change in land use

Taking up the cricket ground issue, Himachal Congress leveled allegations of violation of rules by the cricket association, backed by the BJP, in connivance with senior government officials. Congress alleged that the use of land in question at Darnu has been changed under the plotted plan, under the aegis of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), headed by Hamirpur MP and BJP leader Anurag Thakur.

In a letter to vigilance and anti-corruption bureau, Congress leaders have demanded a detailed inquiry in the matter, involving senior bureaucrats, including then deputy commissioner and principal secretary, revenue.

Congress leaders have demanded registration of an FIR over commission of cognizable offence under section 13 (1) (D) of Prevention of Corruption Act with section 120 B of Indian Penal Code. Congress leaders have also threatened to move to the court if no action is taken against culprits.

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