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Court seeks ATR on complaint against AAP minister,PWD officers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A has has sought an action taken report (ATR) from police on a complaint against for alleged irregularities in the grant of contracts of road and drain works in the national capital.

The directed the (SHO) of I P Estate police station to file the report by February 7, the next date of hearing.

The also recorded the statement of complainant Rahul Sharma, of Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, who sought registration of an FIR against Jain and three (PWD) officials for alleged irregularities in grant of tenders.

"Arguments heard. Statement of recorded. ATR be called from the SHO concerned. Put up for further proceedings on February 7, 2018," said.

It has been alleged by the complainant that during 2014- 17, officials of government's 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".

The complainant, through his A R M Pandey, had alleged irregularities in 125 matters of construction of roads, drains and other maintenance work with an estimated cost of more than Rs 90 crore.

"It is a nearly Rs 100 crore fraud. Through a criminal conspiracy, the officials have looted the hard earned money of the tax payer," the had said.

The plea has sought a probe into Jain's role in allegedly causing gain to contractors by using ministerial influence.

It sought prosecution of PWD officials - Anil Trehan, executive engineer, Mukesh Kumar, superintending and Eesh Kumar Anand, accountant, for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 15:50 IST