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In India, payments made without work being done: SC

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 08:08:53 PM, IANS

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"In this country, payments are made without work being done" and there was rampant corruption, said the apex court bench of Justice G.S. Singhvi and Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly.

Pointing to the collapse of the pedestrian foot overbridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Sep 21, Justice Singhvi said there was rampant corruption.

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The court was told that New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) went ahead with the construction of its 300 feet tall Palika Kendra despite objections by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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