Chandigarh:The sources in UT Administrators office said that the clean chit given to Mayor Asha Jaswal in enquiry report submitted by CCPCR over her alleged violation of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, at Snehalya on February 3, seems to be influenced.
Governor cum UT Administrator V P Singh Badnore, on Wednesday, had called Mayor Asha Jaswal, and CCPCR director Nishu Singhal, separately to get the first hand report over the issue, said sources.
Administrator also called upon Adviser Parimal Rai, Home Secretary Anurag Aggarwal and other administrative officers to take stock of the episode at Punjab Raj Bhawan.
Sources said that Administrator had shown concerns over contradictory statements recorded in the enquiry report and giving clean chit to Mayor ignoring the statements recorded by the employees at CCPCR and Snehalya about cautioning Mayor against JJ Act that according to act no one is allowed to meet such children which may reveal the identity.
The point number 6 in enquiry report reads, ‘Asha Jaswal has committed no trespass as her visit was intimated prior to Snehalaya Superintendent Mukesh Lata and she was duly greeted and welcomed on arrival. And all her members complied with the requirement of entry in the visitor’s register.’
Sources said that the questions were raised during the meeting at Punjab Raj Bhawan over this point as when the employees of department have recorded that Mayor was cautioned but still Mayor went on to meet the child, still CCPCR has given the clean chit to the Mayor.
The contradictions of the enquiry report were also deliberated during the meeting.
Sources said that the action taken by Nishu Singhal as of her position was upright to have reported the anomaly detected during the visit of Asha Jaswal but the enquiry report submitted reportedly is favouring Mayor. Nishu Singhal did not answer the repeated phone calls for her comment on the issue.
However Mayor ,Asha Jaswal said, “There was no fault of mine. The FIR against me was frivolous which the enquiry report has endorsed by giving clean chit to me.”
On asking that she had been called by governor to which Asha Jaswal said that yes she was called and she narrated the entire episode to Governor the way it happened on that day.
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