//New mission to root out corruption

New mission to root out corruption

Bangalore | February 27, 2006 6:36:41 PM IST
Mr Jayant Tinaikar, the ‘one-man-army’ who successfully unearthed the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, today announced that he will launch an apolitical platform ‘Save India Mission’ to fight against corruption in the country.

Addressing newspersons here, he said the Mission aimed at rooting out corruption and exposing scamsters who had penetrated into all systems in the country. He would try to mobilise all those disgruntled with the corrupt system and fight against the menace. In three months, he would tour the entire country and opens units of the Mission in every taluk and village of the country.

Mr Tinaikar lamented that even after 12 years of the stamp scam being unearthed, only ten per cent of the investigation had been completed and property worth just Rs 20 crore belonging to the main accused, Abdul Karim Telgi, was seized against the total scam amount of over Rs 30,000 crore.

He alleged that though the scam covered all the states and even extended beyond the country’s border, and politicians, police and civil officers were involved, the focus was only on Telgi and attempts were being made to shield others. Political pressure, muscle and money power were coming in the way of exposing the real culprits, he claimed.

Mr Tinaikar said he had replied to the defamation notice sent by former Karnataka Chief Minister and Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna for making allegations against him and the latter had remained silent after receiving the reply.