Ranchi, Jan 29: Former cabinet minister and MLA from Jamshedpur East Saryu Rai has demanded for a SIT probe into the role of former Chief Minister Raghubar Das and former Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma for their role in the scams which have taken place in the road construction department during the previous government. In a statement Mr Rai said that Raghubar Das who was the Chief Minister at that time also held the portfolio of the road construction department while Rajbala Verma had served as Secretary of the Road Construction Department and later she went on to become the Chief Secretary of the state.
Rai said that both Raghubar Das and Rajbala Verma are responsible for starting the culture of scam and irregularities in the road construction department, moreover they were also involved in pressurizing the officials and contractors to work against the rules. He demanded that the irregularities in the road construction department should be conducted from January 1, 2014 rather that from January 1, 2016. He also demanded that the ambit of the probe should also be extended to the building construction and power department.(UNI)