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Court to hear plea alleging irregularities in Delhi contracts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A city will next week hear a plea seeking FIR against minister Satyendar Jain and three PWD officers, alleging irregularities of over Rs 90 crore in awarding contracts for road and drain works in

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra admitted the plea and kept it for consideration on December 6 after the complainant's lawyer A R M Pandey briefed the on the case.

The plea, filed by Rahul Sharma, founder of Road Anti-Corruption Organisation, has alleged that during 2014-17, officials of government's Public Works Department (PWD) had allocated contracts for their pecuniary benefits as well as that of the contractors for the work "which never got completed, whereas shockingly all payments have been cleared".

The complaint, filed through advocate Kislay Pandey, also alleged irregularities in 125 matters of construction of roads, drains and other maintenance work with an estimated cost of more than of Rs 90 crore.

It was alleged that during 2014-17, a PWD Executive Engineer had allocated contracts for his own pecuniary benefit and that of the contractors and other accused public servants "for the work which never got completed whereas shockingly all the payments have been cleared."

The plea has sought a probe into Jain's role in causing gain to contractors allegedly by using ministerial influence and prosecution of PWD officials - Anil Trehan, executive engineer, Mukesh Kumar, superintending engineer and Eesh Kumar Anand, accountant, for the alleged offences of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

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First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 17:25 IST