21/08/2015 … The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar scheduled a Press Conference on thursday and addressed Press & Media representatives onthe incident of two IDC Field Officers being arrested.
In his statement he stated that his Anti-Corruption Branch laid a trap on receiving a complaint and arrested the two field officers of IDC which points to steps being taken by his Government in the highest traditions of public trust without fear or favour.
The Chief Minister also stated that some elements were trying to highlight the relation of one of the arrested officer’s with him and draw comparisons to other ongoing investigations, which was inappropriate. He went on to state that though he does not deny the officer being a relative, he would ensure that the law will take its own course as in all other matters. He further emphasized his expectations of people associated with him being transparent and responsible in their dealings while maintaining highest moral conduct.
The Chief Minister firmly stated of taking pride in running the Government on zero-tolerance-to-corruption basis. In the concerned matter he had asked the Chief Secretary to instruct the Industries Department and IDC to immediately place the concerned officials under suspension and initiate disciplinary proceedings.
The Chief Minister also made clear his expectations on the conduct of all government officials being upright and doing nothing that will be unbecoming of the public interest reposed in them. He warned that failure in doing so would lead to the strictest action and that no one’s wrong-doing will go unpunished in keeping with our principles of zero-tolerance to corruption and acting without fear or favour.