Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Unravelling the PF scam
The Provident Fund scam in the Ghaziabad District Court, which came to light in January 2008, may be a tip of the iceberg. The huge ramifications of the scandal probably explain why we are nowhere close to punishing the guilty, even as it completes two years under the Supreme Court's exclusive supervision. In this article, I seek to unravel the factual matrix of the case, and explain how secrecy mars the investigation of the case. In a separate piece, my colleague, Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta throws light on the recent mysterious death of the prime accused in the case. Together, we raise the question whether the lives of the remaining accused are safe, considering that the Ghaziabad Police -entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the witnesses - has pleaded helplessness in the absence of information being shared by the CBI, which is investigating the case.