For­mer Goa CM Churchill to be charged for graft in ten­ders

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Mu­[email protected]­

Panaji: The crime branch of Goa po­lice has de­cided to file a chargesheet against NCP leg­is­la­tor and for­mer chief min­isater and the then PWD min­is­ter, Churchill Ale­mao, and PWD of­fi­cial P T Parkar for al­leged cor­rup­tion in 258 ten­ders for road work and mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion funds to the tune of Rs 300 crore. “We have com­pleted probe in the case and will file chargesheet next week against them,” crime branch SP Karthik Kashyap told TOI.

The FIR was reg­is­tered against the duo and other gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and con­trac­tors. Crime branch had filed a case un­der IPC sec­tions 120-B (crim­i­nal con­spir­acy), 403 (dis­hon­est mis­ap­pro­pri­a­tion of prop­erty), 409 (crim­i­nal breach of trust), 420 (cheat­ing) & un­der Pre­ven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act.

The FIR said the ac­cused floated 13 short ten­der no­tices per­tain­ing to 258 road works as ur­gency works and 89 of th­ese (cost­ing over Rs 5 lakh) were not pub­lished in any news­pa­per, thereby re­mov­ing the prospect of any com­pe­ti­tion, which re­sulted in non-sale of ten­der forms, caus­ing a loss.

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