Ir­ri­ga­tion scam probe: ACB files sec­ond FIR

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Ke­taki Ghoge ke­taki.ghoge@hin­dus­tan­times.com

MUM­BAI: The anti- cor­rup­tion bureau in Nag­pur filed a sec­ond FIR on ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in the Gosikhurd ir­ri­ga­tion project — per­tain­ing to a Rs56 crore ten­der is­sued to build the tail canal of the Mokhabardi lift ir­ri­ga­tion scheme.

The move comes af­ter the Nag­pur bench of the Bom­bay HC pulled up ACB for slow progress of the probe into the multi-crore ir­ri­ga­tion scam.

The FIR is against direc­tors of two con­tract firms, and three Vi­darbha Ir­ri­ga­tion Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of­fi­cials.

The ACB’s charge is the con­trac­tors, in a bid to bag the con­tract, worked to­gether to show there was com­pe­ti­tion for the project.

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