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Investors facing harassment by govt: Mahara

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN 30 Dec: Uttarakhand Congress State Chief Karan Mahara today launched an all-out attack on the Dhami government over alleged double standards being adopted for investors. In a statement issued today, Mahara claimed that on one hand, the Dhami government is spending crores of rupees to bring investors to Uttarakhand, while on the other hand, the industrialists who have already invested in the State are being harassed and exploited.
Mahara, while raising the issue of a resort owner of Ramnagar, said that in Ramnagar, a resort owner and his manager were arrested by the police at midnight and kept in custody throughout the night only because the resort owner refused to allow the police officials to check the rooms. Incensed, police Inspector Arun Saini and sub-Inspector Prakash Chandra Pokhriyal not only arrested the owner of the resort but also registered a false cases under IPC sections. When the resort owner approached the Court against this harassment, the court acquitted the petitioner and suspended Arun Saini, the Inspector.
Mahara expresed surprise that within three days of being suspended from service, Arun Saini was not only reinstated but also re-appointed to the same police station. When the Inspector was suspended by the Court on December 16, his reinstatement and re-appointment in the same police station in such short time amounts to contempt of the Court and alsoa humiliation to the petitioner.

The Congress State Chief said that in this case, the Court has also made harsh and sharp remarks on the police administration and said that if the reinstatement of the said police Inspector was so necessary, then he should have been transferred to some remote place in the State. The re-appointment in the nearby police station is suspectable and will prove to be an obstacle in maintaining clean law and order. Mahara said that this state of affairs is not limited to Ramnagar alone but it is a state-wide malice. The Dhami government wants to woo new investors, and those who have already invested in the hospitality sector here are forced to live under the shadow of terror.