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Charge sheet against former VIDC officials in irrigation scam

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The of the police today filed a charge sheet against 12 people, including five former officials, in connection with the Gosikhurd irrigation project scam. The charge sheet is related, in particular, to alleged irregularities in award of contracts for the Mokhaburdi Lift Irrigation Project. It names as accused former of the Irrigation Development Board (VIDC) Devendra Shirke, Sopan Suryanvanshi, Umashankar Parwate, Chandan Jibhkate and Besides, Kalindi Shah, Tejaswini Shah, Vishal Pravin Thakkar, Pravin Thakkar, Jigar Pravin Thakkar, Arun Kumar Gupta and of and D Construction Pvt Ltd have been named in the 4,457-page charge sheet. The VIDC officials were alleged to have misused their position in awarding a Rs 56.57 crore contract without verifying the experience certificate of the which was later found to be forged, it said. Tender rules were claimed to have been relaxed to help ineligible companies, the ACB said in a press release. Gosikhurd project is one of the major irrigation projects on the in district.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 22:25 IST
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