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Court seeks police report in complaint against Delhi minister Jain

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 10: A court here has asked Delhi Police to file an action taken report into the matter related to large-scale fraud involving nearly Rs 100 crore in awarding road and drain works contracts by Delhi PWD Minister Satyendra Jain and PWD officials.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra was hearing the complaint lodged by Rahul Sharma, founder of NGO Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, who has sought registration of an FIR against Jain and three Public Works Department (PWD) officials for alleged irregularities in grant of tenders.

The court recorded the statement of Sharma and listed the matter for February 7 for further hearing, court sources said Wednesday.

It has been alleged that during 2014-17, officials of Delhi PWD had allocated contracts for their pecuniary benefits as well as that of contractors for the work “which never got completed whereas shockingly all payments have been cleared”.

Sharma also alleged irregularities in 125 matters of construction of roads, drains and other maintence work involving an estimated cost of more than Rs 90 crore. (IANS)

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