STATE MINISTER Azam Khan on Monday alleged that members of the Indian Industries Association, in his native district of Rampur, are involved in immoral and anti-social activities.
In a letter to Principal Secretary (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises), the urban development and minority welfare minister claimed that industrialists have sold valuable land and surprisingly, the state government and the administration have not received any information about their “misdeeds”.
Khan reminded the principal secretary that he had already discussed these issues with him in a meeting, following which, he was assured that the “act of white-collared namesake industrialists, to sell industrial land, will be taken seriously”.
“But even after a fortnight, the government is yet to probe the issue… This is when no reservation norms for allotment of land to SC, ST and minorities were followed,” he added.
The minister further alleged that officials had ignored norms because they share personal relations with the industrialists. “This is the only reason why not a single illegal building in the industrial area of Rampur has been demolished,” he claimed.
“…If it is due to procedural delay, then for whose benefit it is being delayed… and if there is no delay, then the secret reasons should be revealed, which has stopped officials from taking action in Rampur,” wrote Khan.
Azam added while the “officer may not be in a position to give justice to the poor people of Rampur, he should answer his queries”.