Govt does not know who Sandeep Naolekar’s father is
Posted December 9, 2011on:
Can one believe that the Madhya Pradesh government does not know the age, father’s name and address of Lokayukta Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar’s son Sandeep Naolekar, who was a member of the delegation that accompanied chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan on his 12-day visit to China in September.
This has come out in the information supplied by the government to Santosh Bharti of Damoh under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
The government reply says that the father’s name, age, profession and correct address of the members in Annexure A (non-official members of the delegation) are “not available”. Sandeep Naolekar has been mentioned at No. 16 of the list.
On return from the tour, Sandeep Naolekar had claimed that he had defrayed his own expenses during the tour. However, the government reply refutes the claim. It says that an advance payment was made to the CII towards expenses on travel and lodging of the non-official members of the delegation and the accounts are yet to be received from the CII.
Suresh Seth, who is the complainant against industries minister Kailash Vijayvargiya and others in the Sugnidevi College land scam case, has submitted to the special court at Indore that Sandeep Naolekar is the managing director of Darling Pumps, the company which has been engaged by the Chauhan government to supply sewage pumps to the department of environment and urban development (which possesses the crucial documents relevant to the complaint against Vijayvargiya and others)
Madhya Pradesh Congress leader K K Mishra had in fact foreseen how Lokayukta Naolekar would go about the complaint against Vijayvargiya. As soon as the case was entrusted by the Indore special court to the Lokayukta Organisation for investigation, Mishra had written a letter to Prakash Prabhakar Naolekar detailing the close relationship between the families of Vijayvargiya and Naolekar and the business interests of the latter’s son. Mishra had expressed the doubt that Naolekar would investigate the case even with a semblance of honesty!
Still more interestingly, the list supplied by the government does not have the name of the chief minister’s wife Sadhna Singh, who was very much part of the delegation.