October 9, 2020 5:33:45 am
The Surat Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officers will begin probe into the disproportionate property case in opposition to Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ketan Patel, of the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).
After the hearth incident at Takshashila arcade at Sarthana space in Surat metropolis on May 24, 2019, through which 22 college students died, Surat police had arrested SMC officers, hearth division officers, builders, tuition class proprietor and Dakshin Gujarat Vij Compnay officers.
The Surat ACB officers, after getting orders from the upper authorities, began probe into disproportionate property of the SMC officers arrested within the case. During investigation, the Surat ACB officers had, on June 13, 2019, written to the director of the State ACB and the Surat municipal commissioner to permit them to probe 5 class one rank officer of the SMC, below disproportionate property case. These class 1-rank officers embrace, J M Patel (presently retired), Ketan Patel, Debashish Basak, Parag Munshi and J A Solanki.
However the applying was accepted by the state authorities granting permission to probe the case in opposition to Ketan Patel on Thursday. However the permission to probe the remaining officers are nonetheless pending.
Deputy Municipal Commi-ssioner Ketan Patel remained absent from duties on Thursday.
Sources within the SMC mentioned that Ketan Patel joined the Surat Municipal Corporation in 1988 and is more likely to get retired in 2024.
Surat ACB Assistant Director N P Gohil mentioned, “We have gotten permission to probe into disproportionate property case in opposition to Deputy Municipal Commi-ssioner Ketan Patel. We will begin procedures in coming days.”
Sources within the SMC claimed that Ketan patel had given his resignation and it will likely be mentioned within the upcoming standing committee assembly and the overall board assembly whether or not to just accept it or not. Ketan Patel was appointed the Surat Deputy Municipal commissioner a few years in the past.
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